Eric Meredith



155 Pelham Street Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

5 Bedroom
3 Level


This house is a survivor. Relatively few buildings of the Georgian period have escaped being architecturally 're-invented' by the Victorians. Formerly known as "The McLaughlin House", after Benjamin McLaughlin who lived at the property from 1858 to 1884, it is a short walk to the harborside and the former ship-building yard Benjamin once owned with his brother - a property today known as "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). Most unfortunately, 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 façade with six-over-six sash windows and an elegant doorway, likely with complex transom above. Much of its former exterior elegance has been lost to time, however, a proud architectural form still stands. The original interior Regency details which remain are remarkable and worthy of restoration to their former beauty. True Georgian houses in Lunenburg are few - with the majority of their period interior details removed to follow the trends of subsequent eras. This is undeniably a renovation project on a large scale, and not for the novice or the faint of heart. The task completed, a house of this pedigree 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. (id:56683)

Property Details

MLS® Number 202411997
Property Type Single Family
Community Name Lunenburg
ViewType Harbour


BedroomsAboveGround 5
BedroomsTotal 5
ArchitecturalStyle 3 Level
BasementDevelopment Partially Finished
BasementFeatures Walk Out
BasementType Full (partially Finished)
ConstructedDate 1824
ConstructionStyleAttachment Detached
ExteriorFinish Wood Shingles
FlooringType Wood
FoundationType Poured Concrete, Stone
StoriesTotal 2
TotalFinishedArea 2600 Sqft
Type House
UtilityWater Municipal Water


Acreage No
Sewer Municipal Sewage System
SizeIrregular 0.0744
SizeTotal 0.0744 Ac
SizeTotalText 0.0744 Ac


Second Level Bedroom 10.3x20.2
Second Level Storage 6x9
Second Level Bedroom 6.10x10.2+6.2x9.9
Second Level Bedroom 10.3x16
Second Level Storage 9.8x12.7
Second Level Foyer 5x14.10+3.2x7.5
Second Level Storage 9.8x12.7
Lower Level Kitchen 13x17
Lower Level Kitchen 10.5x15.+3.8x4.7
Main Level Living Room 16x16.10
Main Level Dining Room 15x16.6
Main Level Bedroom 10.5x15.+3.8x4.7
Main Level Bedroom 13x17. irregular
Main Level Foyer 5.7x31.4


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