C $847,200; US +/-$652,000; € +/-565,000

Here is a marvelous opportunity to live in a grand character home while operating a successful business at the same central location. With proven high traffic, the ground floor café is a local fixture in the community of Mahone Bay. The surprise addition is the two floor residential masterpiece above.

With so many possibilities on the ground floor, the configurations of opportunities seem endless. Currently an office, restaurant and gift shop adorn the space. Each room acts as a cove for dining, shopping, meeting, or working. The main space is well laid out with long spans, enabling kitchen, and food display, as well as seating for guests. The back room with original fireplace and view of the garden patio is especially quaint. There are so many professional options that would work in this space, including a doctors/lawyers/insurance office, retail, and artisan trade (pottery, furniture restoration). For those looking for a “no commute” lifestyle change, this property offers that option, living and working at the same location.

The second floor layout showcases a grand light filled living room overlooking Main Street. Large open dining/pantry and kitchen areas co-exist with a private bedroom, bathroom and walk in closet. Exposed third floor spacious vaulted ceilings with glass partitions blend the charm of character beams with open concept. Two huge bedrooms and an ensuite bathroom balance each end, with the stairway coming up mid-way to a central landing.

In keeping with the history of the town, this grand home shows the stunning interior character woodwork of 1864.

Although the business and business name is not for sale, a continuation of the café under another entity is certainly possible. The current owners would also be willing to work alongside the new business owners enabling an easy transition. This is an extraordinary opportunity to live luxuriously and run a successful business from the same location.

Voted one of the ten best small towns in Canada, Mahone Bay hosts a perfect harmony of colourful shops and restaurants. Nineteenth century architecture is prevalent with many of the grand estates running along the stunning seaside setting of Main Street. Widely photographed iconic church steeples mark a town which embraces heritage while supporting a booming summer tourism season.

Reference Number:



538 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia 

MLS: 201907359

PID: 60373438


From Halifax take Highway 103 to Mahone Bay (Exit 10). Make a right on Highway 3, and follow into town. Veer left through Main Street intersection. Property is on the right.

House Dimensions: 40 X 28 ft. + 17 X 27

Home Square Footage: 4,163 sq. ft. (Total: 4,163 sq. ft.) 

Lot size: 0.23 acres

Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms above grade.

Bathrooms: 2 full baths, 3 half baths

Room Sizes: MAIN FLOOR: Kitchen: 12 X 26.2; Main Seating Room: 15.1 X 23.8 + 15 X 12; Back fireplace seating room: 14.3 X 14.2; Office: 11.5 X 18; Front Seating Room: 11.5 X 20.5;  Bathroom, Ladies, 2 piece: 7.8 X 5.6; Bathroom, Men, 2 piece: 7.8 X 4.3; Bathroom, Staff, 2 piece, 2 piece: 7.8 X 4; Supply Room: 18.6 X 11.5. SECOND FLOOR: Kitchen: 9.2 X 10.6; Pantry: 4.5 X 5.5; Dining Room: 14.3 X 10.7; Living Room: 15.1 X 27.1; Bedroom: 9 X 11.6; Bathroom: 3 piece, 5.6 X 8.5; Walk in closet: 4.6 X 5.6; THIRD FLOOR: Bedroom: 14.7 X 25.2; Bathroom, 3 piece: 8.8 X 8.6; Bedroom: 14.8 X 25.2; Landing: 8.7 X 16. BASEMENT: 34 X 24 + 4 X 13.5 jog.

Front Deck: 162 sq ft

Back deck: 80 sq.ft.

Waterview: Oceanview

Exterior Cladding on House: Wood shingle

Roofing: Asphalt shingles

Flooring: Hardwood and other

Water Source: Municipal

Sewage Disposal: Municipal

Heating: Oil furnace, baseboard, heat pump, fireplace.

Basement: Undeveloped

Parking: Multiple spaces

Foundation: Stone

Driveway: Concrete

Structures: Rear deck and front patio, storage building

Features: Air conditioning, living accommodations, ventilation system, window display, wheelchair accessible, high traffic location, visual exposure.

Land Features: Fenced

Rental Equipment: Propane tank 

Inclusions: All appliances

Exclusions: Ground floor business  

Please Contact Listing Agent: Book on Showtime, or call Piers Baker- Cellphone Number: 902-980-0522 or Email: piers@tfts.ca