My final house post will be this adorable historic cottage in eastern Canada. Why? Because I love Canada, and because I love historic houses. Plus, this is a quick and easy post after doing some rather research-heavy posts this past month.
So here is little red Morris Manor in the tiny village of Trinity, Newfoundland, population 191. (Number of dwellings: 146)
Trinity is so named because the Portuguese explorer Gaspar Corte-Real discovered the spot after arriving there on Trinity Sunday in the year 1501. Yes, it is that old. Trinity’s other claim to fame is that it was one of the main filming locations for the 2001 movie The Shipping News, based on the famous Annie Proulx novel by the same name.
Morris Manor is not nearly as old as the settlement of Trinity, but it’s still fairly old – built circa 1877.
The original owner was Nathaniel Morris, or ‘Gentleman Nat’ as the locals referred to him. The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is now used as a vacation rental.
The 2.5 story all-wood structure was built from local fir and has been thoroughly renovated “while retaining the original Newfoundland character”.
Come on in for a look-see…
Gosh I have those same spindles and banister in my historic house! Same beige and white high-gloss paint and all!
They did a bang-on job with this old Newfoundland heritage home. Love those original wide plank floors!
The bay window gives this tidy view of the village with the wind-swept rocks and the ocean in the background:
I adore how they finished the cozy attic suite and left the brick chimney exposed:
And the kitchen/dining area is finished with warm wood as well:
So there you have it. Little Morris Manor in Trinity, Newfoundland. What more can I say?
Okay, one more thing… here’s what the cottage looked like before it was painted red:
Either way – it’s adorable!
[my very last post on House Crazy will be 2 days from now, so check back for my final goodbyes and what is next for House Crazy Sarah on February 8th!]