1784 Georgian original home.
112 Water St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0
Detached House with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms.
About this property
One of Shelburne’s original homes is being offered for sale. The Humphrey House on the corner of Water & George Streets has stood at the head of the Historic area, one block above the harbour since 1784. It is a unique location given that all 4 wooden structures on each corner comprise the oldest corner of wooden buildings prior to 1800 still standing in North America. The Original house consisting of the keeping room & bedroom above makes up the ell of this fine Georgian home which is all post and beam construction. There are many original features, including the 6 over 6 windows, many with original glass,6 panel doors with Georgian hardware and period pine floors throughout.The 4 original fireplaces of the house are all in working order, including the large granite cooking fireplace complete with crane in the keeping room. The house is one of the 150 significantly Historic, architecturally distinctive buildings to be included in The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotias’s book Witnesses to a New Nation, published to celebrate the 150th. Anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
Coming in the front door you walk into a large central hall with a large room on either side, living room & dining room. Going through the kitchen to the back of the main floor, rooms have been repurposed adding a 1/2 bath and separate room with shower, changing room and laundry and a main floor bedroom. You then have a larder, mud room and the keeping room with a back staircase.
The second level, accessed by both front and back staircases, consists of 2 very large bedrooms across the front of the house, each with their own bathrooms with tubs and showers. Down the hall to the bedroom above the keeping room with a second area that could be developed into a 3rd bathroom, making it perfect for a B & B. A large staircase leads up to a very large open attic which has been fully dry walled and wired with spotlights, a large window at one end and the original door at the other end .
detached outdoor Parking with 5 spots
Hot Water Heater
Heating, Ventilation and CoolingLocal Air Conditioning
Special Rooms (Not Bedrooms)Dining Room
Notable Location FeaturesUnobstructed / Panoramic View
Indoor Amenities and UpgradesAttic
Outdoor Amenities and UpgradesDeck