Mill Village house 1784





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Published on Mar 3, 2013

Nestled on 12 wooded riverfront acres in Mill Village, Nova Scotia, this Cape style house is full of history and charm. The oldest house in town, it was built in 1784 by a lumber mill owner from Connecticut it was painstakingly crafted by woodworking experts. The attention to detail in the construction was amazing and now more then two centuries later, the house is more solid than any new home. It has a built-in china cupboard that is one-of-a-kind in Canada. There are five fireplaces adding character to many of the rooms. The parlor is set so that it is bathed with sunlight from dawn to dusk as the sunlight streams though the original windows. Paneling and molding in the first floor parlor and dining room make these rooms elegant and are said to have been the scene of many wedding receptions for Mill Village brides as it was the most fashionable house in town. The house has 3 bedrooms and two full baths. An oil/hot water furnace keeps the home warm. The ell off the back of the house has great potential as a special room. With a built in wall oven in the fireplace and a beamed ceiling, this large room takes you back to 1800.

The out buildings include the quaint old barn has a one car bay and an apartment that could be updated and create some income. There is also a garden shed alongside the old herb garden.

The 12 acres are tranquil and beautiful. The centerpiece of the property is the two acre pond with streams running into and out of it, cascading down to the Medway River. Open around the house, the property has oak, hickory, maple, apple, pine, cedar trees as well as flowering shrubs. 500 feet of frontage on the Medway River allows for kayaking and canoeing. Wildlife are frequent guests. Whether they are pileated woodpeckers, cardinals, nuthatches, or deer, they love the seeds and fruit the property produces.

Located 90 minutes south of Halifax between Bridgewater and Liverpool, Mill Village is a charming town of old homes and a general store, cafe and post office joined together with an ancient iron bridge spaning the Medway River. The Medway River is well known for its marvelous fishing. Even though it is very rural, Mill Village is only 15 minutes from the nearest hospital, has 911 service and major grocery stores are also 15 minutes away.

If you are interested in more information about the home, you may contact the owner at millvillager1784@gmail.com The asking price is $395,000 (Canadian)


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