Residential and Commercial Building in Riverport

$399,000     New!

How many things could you do with this property?  Live in, or rent out the spacious 2,500 sq.ft., 4 bedroom apartment on the second floor, with its 12.5 foot high beamed ceiling?  The 1,900 sq.ft. Great Room on the main floor, with its 18 foot high ceilings and adjacent kitchen and bar, could serve as an office, shop, café, entertainment space, a cinema, a venue for artists, or all of the above. The 550 sq.ft. mezzanine balcony overlooking the Great Room affords additional seating space.  All this right across the Lighthouse Route from the waterfront on the Ritcey Cove inlet.  (How about a kayak rental operation). Located 3 minutes from the famous LaHave River Cable Ferry,  5-10 minutes from four of the greatest ocean beaches in Nova Scotia,  20 minutes from Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 80 minutes from the Halifax Internationalairport.  Softwood and hardwood floors throughout. Many upgrades, including new Kohler windows, new industrial steel roof, two wood burning stoves, new wiring (400 amp.), new plumbing, insulation and more. The exterior will be painted in the spring of 2016.




Reference Number:



831 Highway 332, Riverport

Commercial MLS:


Residential MLS:  201512299

PID Number: 60187325


From Lunenburg take Hwy 3 toward Bridgewater. Turn left on Hwy 332 toward Riverport.  Property is approx. 1 km. past the Rose Bay General Store, on the left just before the bridge.

View:                                   Of Ritcey Cove. 

Size of Property:                9,717 sq.ft.

Waterfront:                         Ritcey’s Inlet across the road.

Wharf:                                  Possibility of building a wharf for use by small watercraft, e.g. kayaks.

Footprint of Building:        60’10” x 45’

Total Floor Area:                6,000 sq.ft.

Apartment:                          +/-2,500 sq.ft., 4 Bedroom apartment with extra large rooms.

Hall/Great Room:              42' x 44' (incl. 20' x 14'8 stage) plus kitchen.

Mezzanine:                          550 sq.ft. balcony

Ceiling heights:                   Main Floor Hall – 18 ft.    Second Floor Apartment - 12.5 ft.                           

Room Sizes

Main Floor (with 18’ foot ceiling)

Great Room                        42’ x 45’ (including stage)

Kitchen                               16’8 x 14’8

Powder Room                   5’5 x 2’5

Powder Room                   5’5 x 2’5

Other                                  9’ x 6’

Mezzanine                         31’5 x 18’


Second Floor Apartment (with 12.5 ft. ceiling)

Living Room                       23' x 18'

Dining Room                      26' X 13'7

Bedroom                             12 x 11’3

Bedroom                             10’2 x 9’1

Bedroom                             11’7 x 5’11

Bathroom                            11’6 x 5’4

Laundry                               7' x 5’3

Powder Room                     5’9 x 3’6

Other                                    14’7 x 7' (future bathroom)

Stage                                    20' x 14’8 (included in Great room area


Other Features of the Property

Exterior:                                Wood shingles to be scraped and painted by the seller in the spring of 2016.

Roofing:                                New industrial grade steel roof.

Windows:                             New Peter Kohler energy efficient windows throughout.

Insulation;                            R50 cellulose on attic floor.  Walls to be insulated in 2016.

Electrical:                             Re-wired with a 400 amp. service.

Audio Wiring:                       Extensive throughout the building

Plumbing:                             New plumbing with insulated pex piping               .

Septic:                                   Straight pipe, but with possibility of installing an eco flow septic system.

Water Pump:                        New submersible ½ hp, 240v pump.

Water:                                   Plenty of water with 2 stage carbon filtration.    

Main Bathroom:                   In-floor heating with Ceramic shower and Jacuzzi tub.

Heating:                                Heat pump, electric baseboard and two new wood stoves.

Heat Pump                           3 Ton, Daiken Inverter heat pump

Wood Stoves                       f600 Jotul in the apartment and another Jotul wood stove on the main floor

Chimneys                             Two new chimneys.

Hot Water                            Solar hot water heating system.

Flooring                                Hardwood and softwood.

Appliances:                           Efficient stacked washer/dryer, Garland commercial range and oven, together with two refrigerators and another stove         

Equipment:                            Pipe rig and pulley system on stage.

                                                Electric winch to bring firewood and heavy items up to the apartment.  

                                                10,000 sq. ft. of theatre grade, fireproof drape installed in the Hall

Other Spaces and Features:

                                                Stage  - 20’ x 15’ in Great Room

                                                Concrete basement, partially full height and partially crawl space.

                                                GreenHouse   15'6 X 11'9

Deck:                                      Hemlock 28’ x 15’6”

Driveway:                               Circular gravel driveway.

Rental Possibility:                The current owner has been very successful in renting the apartment out on Air B&B for up to $375/night in season.