The house is one of historical significance in the village of Crapaud. Constructed in 1893 by master carpenter Nathan MacFarlane, the house is influenced by the Queen Anne Revival architectural style and remains architecturally significant in the province. Originally built for Mr. R.H. Cameron, a leading businessman in Crapaud, the house has been delicately cared for to preserve its character-defining historical elements while adapting it to today’s modern lifestyle.

The house currently sports a symbolic Red Door; participating in the lore that the colour begets good luck, financial prowess, and safety. Traditionally, red doors were painted to indicate one’s house was a friendly place to stop and rest while travelling. The R.H. Cameron House has preserved this tradition, lending to its historicism within the community and Maritime culture.