Antebellum cottages the city are rare enough, but knowing who built them is rarer still. To find one built by a skilled craftsman for himself is an exceptional find. Built in 1835, the John Morris Cottage is perched high above one of Richmond's earliest streets and overlooks picturesque St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry stoked the American Revolution with his fiery rhetoric. Remarkably, much of the cottage’s original fabric remains: heart pine floors, mantels, mouldings, and wavy glass windows through which residents observed the devastation of the Civil War. Despite the cottage's diminutive proportions , its prominent dormers, lofty front porch and height above street level give the house a striking presence. And for all its quaintness, the cottage has a great floor plan. The first floor has a study (or bedroom), full bath, kitchen, mud room, living and dining rooms. Both kitchen and mud room open onto a rear porch and enchanting garden with brick terrace. Upstairs is a second full bath, bedroom and dressing room, each with fireplace. The property is being sold "As Is" and ready for you to write its next chapter. Photos coming.
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