188 Victoria Street, Amherst, NS (MLS® 202000486)


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  • Status:For Sale
  • MLS® #:202000486
  • PID:25034349
  • Type:Single Family
  • Style:Detached
  • Listing Price:$549,900
  • Last Updated:Nov. 16, 2020
  • Listing Date:Jan. 9, 2020
  • Days On Market:415
  • Building Age:1905
  • Bedrooms (Total):7
  • Bathrooms (Total):3
  • Title To Land:Freehold
  • Land Size:32410.13 SqFt


Situated on the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border, this sandstone residence is one of the last on the East Coast. Originally commissioned as a wedding gift and known as Beau Séjour (Beautiful Home), it has previously been used as a rental property with several units. Now a single family home, sitting on 0.74 acres, the current family has renovated with the hopes of a potential B & B. With “better than Toronto” high speed internet, the business potential is endless - B & B, tea room, medical office... Since 2016 the house has been extensively renovated: re-wired with smoke detectors to code, two new, commercial grade furnaces installed and converted to gas, new Wildwood-designed kitchen/pantry/laundry, upgraded waterline, kitchen/bathrooms to PEX piping, majority of hardwood floors professionally restored, plaster restored, ceilings replaced — just a few off the list. Attention to detail has been foremost from “to code” push button switches with mother of pearl buttons to sending original bathtub taps to Oregon for repair. Old world charm from stained glass windows, hardwood floors with inlay, original hat boxes, amazing wood wainscoting & trim work to the grand staircase stealing the show. The main floor offers formal living room with stained glass windows, library with a stunning marble fireplace, built-ins and fantastic woodwork, family room with fireplace, stained glass windows and turret, an impressive formal dining room with an original built-in china cabinet, boxed ceilings and doorway to the screened in porch. Heading toward the back of the home you will find the renovated kitchen/pantry/laundry room. An office and full bathroom finish off the main floor.The beautiful woodwork continues upstairs where you will find 4 guest bedrooms, 2 with ensuites (one partially finished), master bedroom with fireplace, turret and large ensuite, started but not finished, and a full guest bathroom. The 3rd floor is a 2 bedroom apartment that's under construction.


  • Ensuite Bath
  • Wood Fireplace

Community Features

  • Golf Course
  • Park
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Shopping
  • Ski Hill
  • Place of Worship
Bedrooms (Total): 7Bathrooms (Total): 3
Bedrooms (Abv. Grnd.): 7Bathrooms (Full): 3
Bedrooms (Bel. Grnd.): 0Bathrooms (Half): 0
Main FloorBath 19'9" x 8'3"
Main FloorDen/Office11'8" x 10'2"
Main FloorDining Room24'3" x 14'10"
Main FloorFamily Room22'2" x 18'2"
Main FloorFoyer24' x 16'
Main FloorKitchen12'11" x 14'2"
Main FloorLaundry6'9" x 7'9"
Main FloorLiving Room13'11" x 18'2"
Main FloorOTHERLibrary 12'10" x 15'7"
Main FloorOTHERPantry 12'3" x 7'6"
2nd LevelBath 210'9" x 9'11"
2nd LevelBedroom12'11" x 13'
2nd LevelBedroom14'11" x 16'7"
2nd LevelBedroom19'5" x 12'1"
2nd LevelBedroom15'10" x 15'11"
2nd LevelEnsuite Bath 16'5" x 6'7"
2nd LevelEnsuite Bath 26'7" x 4'10"
2nd LevelEnsuite Bath 312'11" x 13'
2nd LevelMaster Bedroom18'9" x 24'2"
3rd LevelBath 318'1" x 13'10"
3rd LevelBedroom16'7" x 13'8"
3rd LevelBedroom19'3" x 14'4"
3rd LevelDining Nook13'5" x 9'11"
3rd LevelKitchen10'10" x 11'2"
3rd LevelLiving Room12'8" x 15'5"
Elementary SchoolSpring Street Academy
Middle SchoolE. B. Chandler Junior High School
High SchoolE. B. Chandler Junior High School
Elementary School (Fr. Imm.)Spring Street Academy P-4
Middle School (Fr. Imm.)E.B. Chandler Junior High 7-8
High School (Fr. Imm.)Amherst Regional High 9-12