SOLD! C $498,000; US +/-$389,000; € +/-317,000 

Built near the village core more than 175 years ago, this historic Chester home retains the unique old-style construction elements that give it so much character. The house has been meticulously maintained and updated to offer the conveniences and comfort of modern day living. Hand-hewn exposed wood beams, hardwood floors, a cast iron clawfoot tub, and a traditional “sail loft”accent the home’s antique character, while solar-powered hot water and other energy efficiency upgrades help make the home amenable for 21st century living. The “new wing,”added in 1910, melds into the original home seamlessly and further enhances the home with a den/family room, sun porch and second-storey outside deck. With more than 2,500 square feet of finished space, the home provides its owners with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living/dining areas, and plenty of storage with built-in closets, cupboards and chests of drawers. The surrounding lot enhances the home with flowering shrubs, mature trees and a backyard forest that provides a miniature wilderness setting in the heart of the village. The home is fully insulated, was recently painted and is ready to receive its new owners. The current heating system is in a conversion process, from oil furnace radiant to potential mini split or ducted heat pumps. Depending on the new owners’preference, a more concrete direction will be followed. Quotes for both alternatives are available by request. 

The home is conveniently located on a quiet corner within one block of the downtown core, Chester Yacht Club, Chester Playhouse, Lido swimming pool and Freda’s Beach; and within minutes of the Chester Golf Club, Chester Hockey/Curling Rink and Chester tennis courts. The city of Halifax and Stanfield International Airport are just an hour away. The historic towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg are located just a short drive away.

Protective covenants apply. 

Reference Number:



60 Central Street, Chester NS






From Halifax, follow highway 103 to exit 7. Make a right turn on highway 3 and follow to Chester. Make a left turn on Duke St. until you reach Pleasant, where you make a right turn. Follow Pleasant up to Central Street. The property is on the south east corner.

Building Size:

1763 sq. ft. 

Land Size:

8,001 sq. ft. (0.184 acres) 


Distant water view.




2- (1 full bath, 1 half bath)

Room Sizes:

MAIN FLOOR: Living Room: 17’11 X 22’2; Family Room: 13’5 X 12’8; Kitchen: 10’9 X 18’1; Dinning Nook: 4’1 X 10’9; Foyer: 14’5 X 8’7; Dining Room: 13’11 X 12’9; Bathroom: 2’9 X 7’4; Enclosed Sun Porch: 18’1 X 9’8. SECOND FLOOR: Bedroom 1: 25’2 X 17’9; Bedroom 2: 13’9 X 9’5; Bedroom 3: 12’1 X 9’4 + 15’4 X 8’6; Bedroom 4: 9’4 X 13’9; Bathroom 2: 9’7 X 7’1 + 1’6 X3’9; Veranda 11’1 X 7’5; BASEMENT: 31’2 X 27’ 11.

Laundry Facilities:



Exposed Hand humed beams, Wide plank floor, original antique trim, enclosed sun porch, cast iron bath tub, 




Wood, tile and carpet


176 years


Wood shingles 


Asphalt singles


Full basement, cement floor, drywalled walls. Exterior access. 


Adjoining driveway, paved


Drilled well 




Oil furnace (Dehoust 1000) Bladder double walled outside steel

Hot water radiators - can be closed off in rooms that do not need heating.  

Hot Water:

Solar power

Electrical Service:

200 amps


Fridge, dishwasher, oven range, freezer, washing machine, sunroom cushions and pillows, all window coverings, queen and double beds, desk, upstairs bathroom custom built cupboard. (Dryer not included)


One block to Chester downtown core, CYC, Lido, and Freda's beach

Sailing, theatre, restaurants, shops, kayaking.

50 minutes to Halifax, 57 minutes to Halifax International Airport.

Please Contact Listing Agent: Piers Baker- Cellphone Number: 902-980-0522 or Email: