9752 Main Street Canning, NS
$ 668,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#202010504
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityCanning
  • AreaV2
  • Postal CodeB0P1H0
  • Style1.5 Storey
  • Price$ 668,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage6000
  • Lot Size13 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Engel & Volkers (Lunenburg)
Property Description

Known as "The Old Place", the Sir Frederick Borden House, built in 1902, was designed by the renowned architect, William Critchlow Harris, and consists of over 6,000 sq. ft. on a gently sloping riverside site of 13 acres with original stable and ice-house. Harris's design is in the classic East Coast Shingle Style with its strong asymmetrical Queen Anne form strongly influenced by the British Arts and Crafts. The remainder of an earlier Gothic Revival house fronting on Main Street, built some 40 years earlier, presents a very different façade - absorbed by the newer, grander, unembellished style of the turreted, rambling mansion facing a one hundred year old garden to the southwest. Sir Frederick Borden owned a spur of the railway from Kentville to Canning and earned his fortune from shipping and food production. As Canadian Minister of Militia under Sir Wilfred Laurier, Borden would take leave of his stone residence in Ottawa, the former home of Sir John A MacDonald, and travel in his private railway car to Canning where upon his arrival his carriage and driver would be waiting to deliver him to the front door of his summer house. Sir Frederick Borden, like his peers, took his leisure in the grand manner. This rare Canadian survivor is very much a man's house with its simple design, panelled ceilings and walls, wide moldings, and grand wooden staircase. Some may use the term 'baronial' entering the large central hall, but most would find a general atmosphere as warm and enveloping as a grand parent's arms. The house features a public living-room with coffered tin ceiling, a room which would have served as ballroom in the day. The family living-dining room incorporates the second level of the southwest turret. Below the rounded walls of the dining area is a lower level gentleman's games room, and above the dining room a master suite with private bath, sitting room and balcony. Additional servants' quarters in the attic and an unexpected surprise in the turret...

Price History
6/17/2020 Listed $668,000

General Features

Appliances Range - Electric, Refrigerator
Community Features Shopping
Garage no
Garage Detached
Listing Type House
NSAR Building Style 1.5 Storey
Parking no
Property Sub Type Single Family
Structures Barn, Shed
Terms SALE
Utilities Cable, Electricity, High Speed Internet, Telephone
Water Source Municipal
Wheel Chair Access no

Interior Features

Basement Full, Partially Developed
Bedrooms 6
Beds 6
Fireplace yes
Flooring Hardwood, Linoleum, Softwood, Tile
Foundation Concrete, Other, Stone
Fuel Type Oil, Wood
Heating/Cooling Type Furnace, Hot Water, Stove, Radiator
Total Baths 4

Exterior Features

Building Style 1.5 Storey
Exterior Finish Wood Shingles
Features Wood Stove(s), Fireplace(s)
Land Features Landscaped, Sloping/Terraced, Wooded/Treed, Year Round Road
Lot Size 13 acres
Pool Y/N no
Property Size 10 to 49.99 Acres
Roof Asphalt Shingle
Sewar Municipal
Waterfront River

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 5'x13'4 2nd Level
Bathroom 4'5x10'5 Main Level
Bedroom 14'5x21' 2nd Level
Bedroom 9'x13' 2nd Level
Den 13'5x16'+4'8x10' Main Level
Dining 16'5x25'+9x15'5 livinrm Main Level
Ensuite Bathroom 7'5x9'5 2nd Level
Foyer 20'x23' Main Level
Foyer 6'5x27'5+7'5x13'5 2nd Level
Foyer 6'x13'5 hallway 2nd Level
Foyer 9'x9'5 Main Level
Foyer 6'x14' Main Level
Kitchen 14'5x16' Main Level
Laundry 8'6x9'4 Main Level
Living 16'6x34'6 Main Level
Master Bedroom 11x16'10+17'x17' 2nd Level
Other 3'5x12' Main Level
Other 8'5x16' pantry Main Level
Storage 4'x7'5 walk-in 2nd Level
Storage 3'5x13'5 2nd Level
Storage 7'x17' linens 2nd Level


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No Strata Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Postal Code Average in B0P1H0

AVG $400K
Year Built
AVG 1958

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