The historic Thomas Harrison House is located on the
harbor in the center of the town of St. Michaels. This Eastern Shore/Chesapeake
Bay vacation rental has magnificent water VIEWS
and can accomodate up to 10 people. The house is a short walk from all the
museums, parks, restaurants, churches, and shops in St. Michaels.
Built around 1790 by Thomas Harrison Jr., "house
carpenter," the two-story side hall/parlor clapboard house is the oldest two
story dwelling in St. Michaels. It stands prominently on the town harbor
adjacent the town PARK. The house is
fitted with late eighteenth century style woodwork. The floors are wide plank
heart of pine, and the windows have very old glass. The federal style stair,
the raised six panel doors, and the period chair rails are original features.
c. 1900 photo of Green Street
On the first floor of the original or 'Harrison
House' are the side hall (foyer) and a large
PARLOR (living room) with a spectacular view of St. Michaels Harbor. To
the rear of the living room is the LIBRARY
having a fireplace, books, a television, stereo, games, cards and puzzles, and
the DINING ROOM which can
comfortably seat ten. To the rear of the dining room is a one story wing which
houses a large, fully equipped KITCHEN. Also on the first floor is a DEN having
a queen sleep sofa and half bath.
For relaxing outside on the property, the house offers a brick patio facing the
harbor and the Miles River, and a covered PORCH
facing the white picket fence enclosed back yard and gardens.
The second floor of the Harrison house includes the
MASTER BEDROOM having a queen size poster bed and a twin trundle bed, a
full bath, and an adjacent small sitting or READING ROOM
which has a twin sofa bed. The second story of the rear portion of the house
includes the BLUE ROOM having a queen size
bed, an adjacent 7X7 room with a twin bed, a full bath, and the
8X8 PEACH ROOM having a twin bed. Up a
private spiral staircase from the DEN
is the 15X11 WING BEDROOM with dormer
windows, having a full size bed and a full bath.
The third floor of the Harrison House is the ATTIC
having two rooms.
There are water views from almost every room of the house.
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