International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Canada
A Villa With Water Views in New Brunswick
$1.5 MILLION (1.995 MILLION CANADIAN DOLLARS)
This stately 10-bedroom home is in St. Andrews, a historic resort town on Passamaquoddy Bay, in the coastal province of New Brunswick, Canada.Set on about 1.25 acres, the 9,700-square-foot house was built in 1897, when wealthy families would spend summers on the breezy peninsula in palatial seaside homes. Today St. Andrews — just two miles from the eastern coast of Maine across the bay — continues to draws tourists with its quaint downtown, golf and marine activities.The owners bought this property in 1996 and restored it to operate as a bed-and-breakfast, with decorative fireplaces, four-poster beds and mahogany armoires in the guest suites. But the original configuration has been maintained, so it could still function as a private residence, said Harry Chancey Jr., an owner. The price includes most of the furnishings, lighting fixtures and artwork. “We didn’t want to change anything about its residential characteristic,” Mr. Chancey said. “Everything looks as though the family that owned it previously had just finished dinner.”
A nearby 9,000-square-foot house that serves as the owners’ residence is also on the market for 1.495 Canadian dollars (or about $1.1 million). The two houses can be bought together for 2.9 million Canadian dollars ($2.2 million).The three-level main house, known as Kingsbrae Arms, has a cedar-shingled exterior with green shutters in front and a pair of rooftop eyebrow windows. The main entrance opens into a foyer with an Austrian crystal chandelier hanging above the staircase. The paneled library is straight ahead, with a living room to the left and a dining room to the right.
ImageThe house sits on more than an acre, with a large backyard and garden.CreditFundy Bay Real Estate