188 Victoria Street East, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 1Y5

Situated on the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border, this sandstone residence is one of the last on the East Coast. Originally commissioned as a wedding gift and known as Beau Séjour (Beautiful Home), it has previously been used as a rental property with several units.

Now a single family home, sitting on 0.74 acres, the current family has renovated with the hopes of a potential B & B. With “better than Toronto” high speed internet, the business potential is endless – B & B, tea room, medical office… Since 2016 the house has been extensively renovated: re-wired with smoke detectors to code, two new, commercial grade furnaces installed and converted to gas, new Wildwood-designed kitchen/pantry/laundry, upgraded waterline, kitchen/bathrooms to PEX piping, majority of hardwood floors professionally restored, plaster restored, ceilings replaced — just a few off the list.

Attention to detail has been foremost from “to code” push button switches with mother of pearl buttons to sending original bathtub taps to Oregon for repair. Old world charm from stained glass windows, hardwood floors with inlay, original hat boxes, amazing wood wainscoting & trim work to the grand staircase stealing the show.


The main floor offers formal living room with stained glass windows, library with a stunning marble fireplace, built-ins and fantastic woodwork, family room with fireplace, stained glass windows and turret, an impressive formal dining room with an original built-in china cabinet, boxed ceilings and doorway to the screened in porch.

Heading toward the back of the home you will find the renovated Wildwood kitchen/pantry/laundry room. An office and full bathroom finish off the main floor. The beautiful woodwork continues upstairs where you will find 4 guest bedrooms, 2 with ensuites (one partially finished), master bedroom with fireplace, turret and large ensuite, started but not finished, and a full guest bathroom. The third floor was an apartment, recently under renovations, with an additional 2 bedrooms, kitchen and bath.

Property Summary for 188 Victoria Street East

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Cathy LeBlanc

Cathy has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years. and is well-known for her work ethic and client care. Her hard work and dedication to the industry is proven by the number of returning clients each year. Cathy is not only the Broker of RE/MAX County Line Realty but she is also consistently one of the top producing realtors in the Amherst area. Cathy would love to help you with your next step in real estate!

Cathy LeBlanc
Cell: 902-694-0678
Office: 902-660-3325


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