SOLD! C $575,000; US +/-$426,000; € +/-383,000

An exquisite ensemble of restored 19th century Lunenburg County structures surrounding a beautifully landscaped, in-ground, heated pool.  Located on a 7.9 acre, west facing oceanfront property, the buildings include an elegant 4 bedroom, circa 1870,  Lunenburg home (with a bump), a 3-bay, two storey English barn, an 1830’s heritage pool house and a garden shed, all in excellent condition. Featured in Harrowsmith Magazine, this estate would be an ideal family compound. The owners’ reverence for the past is clearly demonstrated in the period details of the renovations. The barn is deemed to be the most attractively restored barn on Nova Scotia’s South Shore and could be used for any number of purposes – residential/artistic/commercial/car or boat storage.  Across the dead end road, is a protected bay of the ocean where yachts are moored and where a wharf could be installed.  5 minutes to Oxners and Sand Dollar beaches. 10 minutes to Hirtles Beach. 20 minutes to the great restaurants and cultural events in Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 90 minutes from the Halifax airport. 

Reference Number:


PID: 60187853

MLS: 201715603                 

Address: 247 Lower LaHave Road, Riverport, N.S.

Directions: From Lunenburg, take Rte. 3 going toward Bridgewater. After a couple of minutes, turn left on Rte. 332 and drive 12-15 minutes to Riverport.  Do not cross over the bridge. Just drive straight ahead, past the post office and Community Centre. Property on the left and signed.

Size of Property: 7.36 acres



Age of House: Circa 1870

Style of House: 1 ½ storey

Footprint of House: 33’ x 29’ + 8’ x 7’5

Total Area of House: +/-1,750 sq.ft.


4 bedroom on second level 


1 full bath (second floor main home), 1 half bath (main floor, main house) 1 half bath (pool house) 

Heating: Oil fired hot air

Hot Water Heater: Electric

Flooring:  Pine

Kitchen Counters: Pine

Water: Drilled well

Sewage: New on-site septic system (2017)

Exterior Cladding: Traditional wood shingles

Exterior Trim: Victorian gingerbread over the front entrance and heritage window detailing

Interior Doors: Heritage - Panel type

Interior Trim: Heritage

Roofing: 30 year asphalt shingles (2005)

Windows: 2 over 2, single glazed

Water Treatment: Salt backwash system

Electrical Service: 200 amp.

Internet & TV: High speed cable

Insulation: Kitchen and dining room and attic

Appliances Included: Stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge

Room Sizes: MAIN FLOOR: Living Room: 13’ x 12’5; Dining Room: 16’ x 13’5; Kitchen: 14’ x 11’5 (plus recessed pantry); Family: 13’ x 12’5; Powder room: 2pc; Mudroom: 7’5 x 6’3; Deck12’7 X 8’. SECOND FLOOR: Bedroom: 12’6 x 12’7; Bedroom: 12’7 x 12’; Bedroom: 11’7 x 10’; Bedroom: 11’7 x 10’; Bathroom: 10’ x 8’3 (Enameled cast iron claw foot tub and shower); Alcove: 8’ x 5’3 (With 3 sided Scotch dormer). THIRD FLOOR: Room: 15’ x 12’6 (With sloped ceiling suitable for storage); Room: 15’ x 12’6 (With sloped ceiling suitable for storage). BASEMENT: Laundry, Mechanical and Storage Concrete & wood floor, Concrete foundation walls                           


ENGLISH BARN:                     

Age of Barn:  Circa 1870          

Footprint: 35’6 x 25’4 + 27 x 13’11

Lofts: 2 lofts with two sets of stairs

Roofing: 30 year asphalt shingles (2005)

Electric: 30 amp. entrance

Heating: Oil fired hot air

Oil Tank: Outdoors

Water: Hose from the Pool House


POOL: 18’ x 26’ vinyl lined

POOL SURROUND: 96’ x 48’ 

Slate trim

Pressure treated wood decking

18” high cut granite wall surrounding the wide deck

Landscaping in the 4 feet between the wall and the and fencing

Solid white board fence around the entire pool & pool house area

POOL HOUSE:                         

Age: Circa 1830

Structure: Post and beam

Footprint: 24’7 X 16’9 

Loft: Yes

Electric: 100 amp.

Washroom: Toilet and sink

Septic                          Pump toilet joined to the main sewer syst

Heating: Wood stove


OUTBUILDING:  16’3 x 12’4


Driveway:  Asphalt

Leased Equipment: None