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70 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg

Price: $ 525000

Description

1837 Kaulbach-Oxner House on the Church Green

This is truly a grand house with historic provenance running back to the original 1753 settler grant to Martin Kaulbach. The classical 1830-40s revival home we see today was built over an 18th century cape house, as evidenced by the (now fully restored) open cooking hearth and beehive oven in the spacious basement. The important merchant and later mayor of Lunenburg, Joshua Kaulbach, commissioned the noted shipbuilder, John Young, to construct his “new” home to a proud 4-over-four interior design featuring huge well-lit rooms with 9+ feet ceilings, warmed by fireplaces in all eight rooms. Today the two chimneys have been completely rebuilt from the basement to the 3rd story rooftop, with open hearths in three of the ground floor rooms, plus a couple others fitted out for woodstoves. Indeed over the past twenty years every structural and functional element of this iconic home has been restored or renewed without sacrificing any of the historic integrity of the home. The list of carefully preserved heritage features inside is impressive: deep cove moldings, intricately paneled wide doors, polished hardwood and softwood floors, unique three storied stairwell, and…lest we forget…Lunenburg’s very first flush toilet on the third floor (think gravity!). The house sits on a double lot with conch shell line gardens and a massive and rare gingko tree (almost as big as the chestnut tree situated by the paved parking area). All in all, a very grand house in the grandest of positions, overlooking the Green in front of St. Johns, the second oldest Protestant church in all of Canada.

Property Type:

  • Single Family
MLS® #:201817691
PID:60060860
Bedrooms:5
Bath:2/1
Finished Space:3618 Sq.Ft.
Lot Size:5086 sq ft

Property Details

District405-Lunenburg County
Style A
  • Detached
Style B
  • 2.5 Storey
Building age180
Exterior
  • Wood
Foundation
  • Undeveloped
  • Stone
  • Walkout
Roof
  • Asphalt Shingle
Access/view
  • View: Harbour
  • View: Ocean
Services
  • Electricity
  • Telephone
  • Cable
  • High Speed Internet
Flooring
  • Hardwood
  • Softwood
Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Radiator
  • Furnace
Features
  • Air Exchanger
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Air Jet Tub
Land features
  • Landscaped
  • Fenced
Driveway
  • Double
  • Paved
Water
  • Municipal
Sewer
  • Municipal
ZoningRES
Title to landFreehold

Documents

Survey PlanDownload

Inclusions

Inclusions
fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer & dryer

Measurements

Building dimensions38.5 x 34.5
FloorRoomSize
MainFront Parlour17 x 15
MainLiving21 x 16.5
MainKitchen21.5 x 13
MainDining13 x 14.5
MainHall28 x 5.5
MainVestibule4 x 5
MainBath2 Piece
SecondMaster17 x 14.5
SecondBedroom17 x 15
SecondBedroom14 x 13.5
SecondHall28 x 6
SecondBath4 Piece
ThirdHall11 x 6.5
ThirdBedroom15.5 x 10
ThirdBedroom24.5 x 14.5
ThirdBath4 Piece
ThirdStorage 9 x 9.5

Schools

*All information provided is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. No warranties or representations are made of any kind."

Directions

Located in the heart of Old-Town Lunenburg at the corner of Cumberland and Cornwallis Streets, across from the St. Johns Church Green.  Look for the Red Door Realty sign!

Roger Dial Dial