Victoria Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia

Looking to build a second empire in Canada? This grand Second Empire style home should meet your needs. Built around 1870, with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, it offers over 5,000 square feet of Victorian charm.

My inspiration to furnish more charm comes from the talented Alexa Hampton:

For the past few years, the house had operated as a bed and breakfast, with three of the main rooms serving as guest rooms. Here's a before photo of our room:

Nothing like cozying up to a nice fireplace, and this house is not lacking in them. I counted 12 in the listing photos, including one in this bedroom...

...which, if you need a nursery in your second empire that reminds you of of the things you love in different countries, might just look like this:

Victoria Street in Amherst is known for its beautiful and historic homes. It became a center of industry in the early 20th century, but again, in a beautiful and historic way:

Pick up some specialty fabric at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium, above, then follow Victoria Street further west towards the Bay of Fundy to the Amherst Point Bird Sanctuary.

The Old House Dreams listing is here.

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