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Blue House, Red Barn in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

House Crazy Sarah was broken-hearted to hear about the recent terrible mass shooting in her homeland of Canada in the quaint eastern province of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is normally a peaceful, bucolic land so House Crazy Sarah wanted to pay tribute to the area by featuring a lovely old Nova Scotia home.

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

The Blue House, Red Barn is located outside of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and has been lovingly restored in recent years by the couple who owns it.

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

This century-old home is located on one and a half waterfront acres with a barn and a couple of small outbuildings.

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

When the couple, Shaune and Greg, first acquired the house it was a lighter, worn shade of blue:

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

The new blue as seen from the barn:

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Wow! That vibrant blue really makes the old gal pop!

The 1,400 square foot farmhouse and barn have been a labor of love for the couple. When they first purchased the home in 2016, the interior was in a state of disrepair.

But there were a lot of hidden surprises like this gorgeous antique wallpaper the pair uncovered:

old wallpaper

The renovations took a couple of years but look at some of the before and afters:

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

During:

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Love those painted wood floors!

(Hot tip for old house owners: if your old wood floors have been refinished too many times and are too far gone for another round, paint then instead! it will preserve them for several more decades.)

After:

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

The finished product is light and bright – furnished with local finds and vintage pieces.

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

The handsome living room:

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

The kitchen:

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

The dining room:

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

Upstairs bedrooms:

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Blue House Red Barn in Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

Blue House Red Barn in Nova Scotia

Let’s have a look at the gorgeous grounds…

Blue House Red Barn

Blue House Red Barn

The one and a half acre property slopes down to a gentle salt water inlet.

Blue House Red Barn

Along with the blue house, the owners gave the outbuildings and old barn a fresh coat of red paint.

Blue House Red Barn

Kudos to the owners for saving this sweet old Nova Scotia homestead. They chronicled their restoration journey on their blog: Blue House Red Barn Blog. House Crazy Sarah highly recommends giving it a read – it is wonderfully written.

Also, the Blue House Red Barn is now used as a VRBO rental so you can stay here on vacation!

 

Sources:

www.apartmenttherapy.com/a-massive-mostly-diy-renovated-barn-in-nova-scotia

https://bluehouseredbarnblog.com/

https://www.instagram.com/shaunemackinlay/

https://www.vrbo.com/en-ca/cottage-rental/p4497633

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