If you’re a history buff you’re going to love this historic property which has been in the family for five generations! Gillmor House was built in 1846 by Senator Arthur Hill Gillmor, who made his fortune in the lumber trade and has a long political history with the beginnings of our great nation of Canada through the era of confederation and beyond. The history behind the man; A man with a strong reputation of integrity, he sat on New Brunswick’s House of Assembly for five terms, represented Charlotte, New Brunswick in the House of Commons of Canada from 1874 to 1896 and was a strong candidate for Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick in 1899. He was appointed Canadian commissioner to the World’s Fair in Paris that same year and in 1900 was appointed senator by none other than Sir Wilfrid Laurie!
Stellar family background, now let’s talk about the intriguing house. Built in 1846 at 8 Main Street on approximately 1.25 acres in the center of the town of St George, this 4800 square foot home is designed in a style and size befitting it’s illustrious owner. All rooms are spacious and the entertaining rooms are grand as you’d expect. Enter through the elegant covered entrance to the large foyer, gracious grand staircase, formal double parlors with fireplace and huge formal dining room with fireplace as befitting the prestige of the family. You can certainly entertain in style is this home! Fortunate the guests invited to your dinner party here!
The details of the home are stunning with original beveled and etched glass, majestic columns, claw foot tub, servants back staircase, beautiful plaster work friezes and more. The home has seven spacious bedrooms on the second floor and three full bathrooms, some with original claw and ball foot deep soaker tub.
The full basement is made of stone and concrete and is actually a walkout. The power supply has been upgraded to 200 amp breakers, there is cell service, street lights, sidewalks, curb side garbage pick up and most importantly today high-speed internet! The home is hooked up to municipal water and sewer.
Fabulous location right in the center of town within walking distance to charming markets, shops, restaurants, church, post office and more of St George with easy access to lakes, rivers and the ocean (Bay of Fundy). If you enjoy hiking, kayaking, boating, bird watching and whale watching this is all is just waiting around the corner of this great location! This home is located about 20 minutes from the USA border crossing at Calais and 15 minutes from the scenic seaside town of Saint Andrews by the Sea.
This is an ideal investment for a family or for the entrepreneurial minded as a restaurant, coffee shop, vacation rental and could easily be a desirable tourist attraction as a museum! The potential is endless!
For more information please contact Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist via phone/text at 506-650-8575 or Charles Turnbull at 506-636-0748.