Water Views - Golf Course
10 Queen Street Chester, NS
$ 1,050,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#202018679
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityChester
  • AreaA1
  • Postal CodeB0J1J0
  • Style2.5 Storey
  • Price$ 1,050,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage1700
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Engel & Volkers (Lunenburg)
Property Description

"He who loves an old house, never loves in vain." This New England influenced, Colonial Revival, began its life in the 1840's as what is assumed was a two story, four-square, fisherman's house overlooking front harbour south to Quaker Island. Purchased by Chester's "first lady of real estate" in 1910, during the glory days of the Hackmatack Inn, its unassuming presence underwent numerous renovations, gradually transformed into a jewel-box, white-washed, 'wedding cake', with widow's walks and observatory, "The Woodbox" opened its doors to overnight guests, across from Mrs. Hallock's seaside tearoom off Water Lane, from its reincarnation through to the 1920's. If a short list could be imagined of Chester's five most unique homes, certainly, this romantic, Regency cottage would grace that list. The main floor offers a large open concept living-dining space forming an "L" with a galley kitchen with a small breakfast nook at its far end. There is a main floor powder room and off the living-room a tidy study through French doors. Through its windows, the main floor "L" offers glimpses of the water passing over the historic streetscape. The 2nd floor has three bedrooms and central family bath - all the bedrooms having ocean views. A winding stairway arrives at a 3rd floor loft with one of the most captivating front harbour views in the village. The property is a few steps from the seaside memorial to Admiral Piers, who spent his honeymoon in this house, and is a short walk to the Yacht Club and The Chester Playhouse. Preserving its historic shell, and returning the home to its original appearance of 1920, The Woodbox is one of the most thoughtful and carefully executed renovations in Chester. All of the shingle siding, trim, railings and multi paned windows have been restored. The beach-stone chimney has been preserved. From the outside, there is very little a 1920's time-traveller would not find familiar in a home that makes one pause to reflect on an evening stroll.

Price History
8/7/2020 Listed $157,500

General Features

Appliances Oven - Electric, Range - Gas, Dishwasher, Dryer - Electric, Washer, Refrigerator
Beds 4
Community Features Golf Course, Playground, Recreation Center, Shopping
Garage None
Garage no
Listing Type House
NSAR Building Style 2.5 Storey
Parking no
Property Sub Type Single Family
Terms SALE
Utilities Cable, Electricity, High Speed Internet, Telephone
Water Source Dug, Well
Wheel Chair Access no

Interior Features

Basement Crawl Space, Full, Undeveloped
Bedrooms 4
Fireplace yes
Flooring Hardwood, Softwood
Foundation Stone
Fuel Type Electric, Propane
Heating/Cooling Type Baseboard, Fireplace, Heat Pump -Ductless
Total Baths 2

Exterior Features

Building Style 2.5 Storey
Exterior Finish Wood Shingles, Other
Land Features Landscaped, Level
Lot Size 4, 818 sq. ft.
Pool Y/N no
Property Size Under 0.5 Acres
Roof Asphalt Shingle, Rolled
Sewar Municipal
Water View: Harbour, View: Ocean

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 8'x8'5 2nd Level
Bathroom 2'6x4'6 Main Level
Bedroom 9'5x11'5 2nd Level
Bedroom 11'6x22'6 loft 3rd Level
Bedroom 5'5x13' 2nd Level
Den 8'x10' Main Level
Dining 9'6x15' Main Level
Foyer 10'x14' 2nd Level
Kitchen 9'6x24'6 including nook Main Level
Laundry 2'6x3' 2nd Level
Living 19'x21'6 irregular Main Level
Master Bedroom 11'x14' 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 B0J1J0

AVG $950K
Year Built
AVG 1965
AVG 27
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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