Three Story, 6 Bedroom Home

in Kingsport by the Sea

26 Main Street, Kingsport

MLS # 201604286

Price: $285,000
County: Kings
Lot Size: 19,299 sq ft
Heating: Oil, hot water; wood
Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Municipal
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: Double detached garage
Exterior: Wood siding and vinyl
Sq. Footage 3,000
Flooring: Hardwood, carpet, linoleum

I love this house. It was built around 1896 and operated as a hotel known as the “Sunnyside Inn”. In the book, “A Short History of Kingsport” under homes of historic significance, this home at 26 Main Street, was recognized as one of the 2 best built houses in Kingsport. Over the past 26 years, the present owner has restored, upgraded, renovated and maintained the home to a very high standard. It occupies a large level lot on a quiet side street in this seaside hamlet.

The house is a 3 story structure with Mansard-style roof, large covered side verandah and a second floor, two-sided expansive deck. The main door opens to a fantastic foyer with doors to the double livingrooms on the left and the formal diningroom at the end of the foyer. There’s a spacious well appointed bathroom off the foyer and a grand staircase to the upper floor. At the back side of the house, off the diningroom is a wonderful, large kitchen and sitting area. The kitchen side has an abundance of wood cabinets, a big island and plenty of room for a table of 6. On the sitting room side is space for a sofa or chairs and an excellent woodburning brick-faced fireplace. Beyond the kitchen is a large mudroom, large laundry and storage room. On the second floor there are 4 very cozy bedrooms, a bathroom, upper foyer, side hall with door to the upper deck and stairs to the third level. Up here you’ll find 2 more bedrooms and a very spacious room ideal for a studio, office, family room, games room or just about any other use. Most of the interior trims and doors are original. Most of the floors are wood.

It sits on a stone foundation and has excellent systems including upgraded electric, municipal sewer, drilled well (plus owner has paid to bring the municipal water into the property but has kept the drilled well), central vac, oil fired hot water heating, upgraded plumbing and high-speed internet.

If you are looking for character, natural wood trims, spacious sunny rooms, a big kitchen and lots of living space this century charmer can deliver. The property is nicely landscaped with mature trees, lawn, gardens and has a paved driveway. There’s an older barn that measures 38 x 16 with two smaller additions for tools and storage. Perfect for a garage and workshop. Just a few minutes stroll to the beach and boat launch. Four minutes to Canning with schools and recreational facilities and 20 minutes to Wolfville or Kentville with all shops and services.





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