House for sale, 155 Pelham Street, in Lunenburg, Canada

155 Pelham St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada, 155 Pelham Street
Semi-detached house • 5 room(s) • 5 Bed. • 241.55 m² • Ref: 3yd-EV-VFD202303847
CAD 287,000
This remarkable house was formerly known as The McLaughlin House, after Benjamin McLaughlin who lived at the property from 1858 to 1884, a short walking distance to the harborside boat building company Benjamin owned and ran with his brother - today Adams and Knickle. The house was commissioned by Charles Rudolf in 1825, likely upon his engagement to Sophia Ernst to whom he was married in 1826. The married couple were to have ten children (one presumes the marriage was a happy one). Charles died at the young age of 49 and the house was eventually sold through the Lunenburg Town Sheriff, on behalf of Mr. Rudolf's son, to Benjamin McLaughlin. The house Charles built for his betrothed was an elegant one, a full two and a half story, Georgian townhouse in the Regency Style. It would have had an impressive faade with six-over-six sash windows and an elegant doorway with complex transom above. Much of its former exterior elegance has been lost to time. Whereas the majority of Georgians in Lunenburg became Victorianized, the McLaughlin House became plainer. The original Regency details which remain, and which have escaped modernization, are both notable and worthy of restoration. The Georgian houses in Lunenburg which remain - with the majority of their period interior detail in tact - are few. This is undeniably a renovation project on a large scale and not for the faint of heart. The task completed, a house of this vintage would lend its owner, and the greater community, incalculable rewards for future generations. Please note : entry onto property is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. No entry onto the property prior to booking an appointment with a licensed Realtor and in the company of a licensed Realtor. No exceptions.




Living241.55 m²
Land301.09 m²

155 Pelham Street, Lunenburg

Construction year1823
NameEngel & Völkers