Stunning video, photos from inside historic mansion for sale in Newport Landing


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One of the two historic Mounce Mansions, both are considered landmarks of the small community. This one is currently for sale for $434,000.

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Reed said she’s seen many photos of the home throughout history, but has never been able to get up close and personal with the estate.

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The home, located on Avondale Road, was built 107 years ago by a wealthy shipbuilding family called the Mounce’s.

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Tacha Reed, director of the Avon River Heritage Museum, took a tour of the historic home for the first time. She said she was excited to see inside.

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The main entrance from inside the foyer, light pours in through the crystal windows and doors.

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The amount of intricate woodworking dominates the style of the first floor.

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In one of the main rooms, a hand-drawn fox hunt scene wraps around the entire length, just under the ceiling.

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One of the light fixtures in a main room, perhaps a parlour or living room.

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Stencils and paintings delicately decorate one of the main rooms on the first floor.

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The kitchen area is one of the only places in the mansion that has a more contemporary look.

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Wanda Graves, the real estate agent for the home, said they’ve been getting calls from across the country, and have several bookings for the next couple of weeks.

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The original woodworking inside, including this newel post, is courtesy the craftsmanship of shipbuilders.

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Stairs from the kitchen that lead to what was likely the servants quarters.

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Mementos of the past and small details are found throughout the structure.

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Another curved radiator found upstairs in one of the bedrooms.

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Reed admires the view from outside, where she can see the St. Croix River. From another part of the house, you can see the Avon River.

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Cacti line the front of one of the homes many fireplaces.

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Reed flips through historical documents on the historical Mounce mansion.

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An old fuse box, with written guidelines that highlight which fuse powers which room.

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Reed looks at one of the fuses that has detached from the breaker.

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Reed looks at the Avon River from the glassed in sun porch at the back of the house.

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The Avon River is visible from the sun porch in the back of the house.

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Reed inspects the small sink in one of the rooms, complete with a metal toothbrush holder.

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The woodworking really does steal the show throughout.

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The third floor is much more sparse compared to the first and second floors. Reed says she could see the space turned into an art gallery.

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Upstairs is a large storage locker and hangers, presumably for servants to store their items.

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Even some of the ceilings have intricate woodworking.

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More intricate woodworking and artistic details inside the home.

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The basement is walls of sandstone and not much else, other than the intricate heating apparatus.

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The Mounce Mansion has a couple of curved radiators, an exotic appliance, even for historic homes.

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More intricate woodworking and artistic details inside the home.

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Inside the historic home, thermometers are placed throughout - no doubt to monitor the delicate balance of heating the structure, which is said to be an expensive endeavour.

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A thermometer inside the sun porch shows how warm, or chilly, it is inside.

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The Avon River sits a little more than a stone’s throw away.

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Outside the main house there are several outbuildings, including the garage.

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A spot to store tools, gardening equipment and other materials.

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Another structure on the over three acres of land.

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The real estate listing for the historic home has gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of views from all of the world.

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A look at the mansion from the back of the property.

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NEWPORT LANDING, N.S. - The Mounce Mansion is as gorgeous as its story is tragic.

The original owner built it as a wedding gift for his bride more than a century ago - planning to fill the beautiful rooms with the sound of children at play.
Disease and bad luck left Thomas Mounce a widower and his ghost is said to haunt the rural Nova Scotia mansion - watching at the window for his lost bride.

Now the building, a stunning example of wealth and power from the era, is for sale - and at a relatively reasonable price.

READ MORE: Want a mansion for half a million? Historic home listing in Newport Landing goes viral

Come take a video  tour inside with us and director of the nearby Avon River Heritage Museum Tacha Reed, as we admire the incredible craftsmanship of the woodworking and hea the home's ghost story.

The mansion was recently listed by Eastern Valley Real Estate, and the property has since gone viral - reaching hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.

Priced under $440,000, the grand home has people dreaming of having a  mansionof their own for under half a million dollars, or opening up a bed and breakfast inside.  

Be sure to check out the video above for details on the home's history.