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1837 Kaulbach-Oxner House on the Church Green

70 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg

$489,000

£286,261* Sterling
$377,948* US Dollar
€326,261* Euro

MLS #201817691

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44°22"40.4026955675' N
64°18"43.347338421' W

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Email: roger@reddoorrealty.ca
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Property Highlights

MLS®:201817691
PID:60060860
Area:Lunenburg
Type:Residential
Particulars:Water View, Character Home, Urban/Town
House Style:2.5 StoreyAge ±:181 years
Bedrooms:5Lot Size:5,086 sq ft
Bathrooms:2.5ZoningOTR (Old-Town Residential)
Floor Space:3618 sq ftBuilding Dimensions:38.5 x 34.5
Taxes:$5,442 (2018)

Property 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.

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Room Dimensions

RoomLevelSize
Front ParlourMain17 x 15
Living RoomMain21 x 16.5
KitchenMain21.5 x 13
Dining RoomMain13 x 14.5
Foyer/HallMain28 x 5.5
VestibuleMain4 x 5
BathMain2-piece
Master Bedroom2nd17 x 14.5
Bedroom2nd17 x 15
RoomLevelSize
Bedroom2nd14 x 13.5
Upper Hall2nd28 x 6
Bath2nd4-piece
Hall3rd11 x 6.5
Bedroom3rd15.5 x 10
Bedroom3rd24.5 x 14.5
Bath3rd4-piece
Storage3rd9 x 9.5

Additional Property Info

Water:municipalFireplace/s:3 wood-burning fireplaces
Sewer:municipalExterior:wood clapboard
Heating:oil-fired hot water furnace with refurbished cast iron radiatorsRoof:asphalt shingles
Parking:paved double drivewayFoundation:stone foundation, full basement, undeveloped w/ walk-out
Services:electricity, phone, cable, high-speed internetFlooring:hardwood, softwood
Inclusions:fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer & dryer
Other Features:fenced yard
Schools:Bluenose Academy, South Shore Waldorf School & Kindergarten, Park View Education Centre, Centre scolaire de la Rive Sud

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* Foreign currencies are approximations.