For Sale: $349,900

For Sale: $349,900

Photography Gallery Photos. Photos of the interior, exterior, grounds, and special features of this victorian, historic property.

Map and Directions. The Morrow-Barnwell House is located in the heart of downtown Burlington.

Morrow-Barnwell House: Water Pipes off of back porch.

Morrow-Barnwell Garden: White Flowers from the arbors.

Morrow-Barnwell Interior: Main Staircase in Foyer.

About The House

About The Historic Morrow-Barnwell House

The Morrow-Barnwell House comes with a complete history. Built in 1892 for Doctor Robert Morrow, a dentist who set up practice locally in 1890 and became prominent in the city’s business and civic affairs, this large Queen Anne residence is a significant surviving representative of the homes built by the growing number of professionals and businessmen attracted to Burlington in the last decades of the nineteenth century as the town was being transformed into an urban industrial city. The house was passed on to Dr. Morrow’s daughter, and her husband, John Henry Barnwell, a founder in 1930 of Barnwell Brothers Trucking Company which merged in 1942 with Horton Motor Lines and several smaller companies to form Associated Transport, Inc., which had its executive offices in New York City.

Features of this two-story frame structure include its irregular configuration, entrance through a side stair hall, a gable on high hipped slate roof, a wraparound porch with porte cochere and polygonal pavilion supported by thirty two classical columns on brick piers, and elaborate chimneys with paneled stacks and corbelled caps. Surviving elements include symmetrically molded door and window surrounds with bulls eye corner blocks, one Victorian mantel, restored heart pine flooring on the porch and inside, and the main staircase with square newel post and slender turned balusters. There are three working fireplaces, two burn coal and one burns wood.

The house has undergone extensive renovation in the past seven years. Three and 1/2 baths have been completely remodeled and updated while carefully keeping to the style and décor of the original structure. A jetted tub room and cedar closet has been added. Four bedrooms have been completely restored. Many period pieces found throughout the house may be offered for sale for an additionally negotiated price. The main halls upstairs and downstairs, the front porch, and the main staircase have been professionally updated. The solid mahogany front door has had a local artist install a beautiful stained glass panel. A second entrance on the side has also had the same artist install a spectacular stained glass panel. Additional stained glass panels have been installed in the upstairs hall, and bathroom, and the transom over the deck. The carriage house/garage in the back has been electrified and turned into a workshop and garden shed. The house has been professionally painted twice.

The Morrow-Barnwell House was the first to be built on Front Street and is the only restored house of its kind left in the city. It is located one block from the Fire Department, which keeps the insurance costs down, and two blocks from the Police Department. The house itself could be used for a variety of purposes, as a residence, a B&B, perhaps a conference center, or as a doctor or lawyer’s office. This one of a kind residence is offered for the amazing price of only $290,000. This house will not stay on the market for long.

If you would like to schedule a time to visit the house, please contact us; we can also provide directions.