Circa 1870 ~ The Ellis House

8416 Highway 215, Selma

MLS 202106295

Price: $648,000
County: Hants
Lot Size: 20 acres
Heating: Electric (electric thermal storage); wood
Water: Drilled well
Sewer: Septic
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage: Detached, wired garage
Exterior: Wood siding
Sq. Footage 3,900
Flooring: Engineered hardwood, softwood, ceramic

Located in the quaint Hamlet of Selma, just 2 minutes from the Historic Village of Maitland, is this stunning circa 1870 Georgian. It sits well back off the road surrounded by 20 acres with open field, gardens, mature trees, lawn and forest. The home has been meticulously updated, renovated and restored. True to its design the front facade is impressive with a double door front entry bump and two matching bay windows on either side. The front foyer is impressive with an elegant staircase and large principal rooms on either side. Further down the foyer are two more principal rooms, a diningroom on the left and a cozy family room with wood-burning fireplace on the right. The kitchen runs across the back and was completely remodeled. Beautiful cabinets, built-in appliances, a centre island, a cozy woodstove and a dining area by the window. Tucked in behind the kitchen is the spacious mudroom, with a 2 piece bath and a storage closet for firewood. On the other side, off the kitchen is a sunny pantry and a two sided sunroom.

The staircase to the second floor is grand. At the top of the stairs to the right is a 15 foot walk-through hallway with closet and cupboards on one side and pull-out drawers on the other , providing plenty of storage. At the end is a fantastic spacious, fully remodeled bathroom. It has a heated floor, large shower and soaker tub with skylight above . . . ideal for star gazing while relaxing. The upper foyer has two very large guest bedrooms and a master suite with bedroom, new bathroom (also with heated floor) and a well planned walk-in closet. The third floor is one large room 29 x 38 feet with vaulted ceiling, wood floor, exposed beams, lots of light and a woodstove. It is currently used as a multi-purpose room with a reading nook, exercise area, studio space and a bed for overflow guests.

The entire home has high ceilings, original woodwork, unique trims and wood floors. It sits on a solid cut stone foundation and has excellent systems including septic, drilled well and updated electrical. It's an amazing home, and it gets better. In recent years the home has had many updates and improvements. These include new windows and doors, two new bathrooms, and all the exterior siding was removed and replaced with Cape Cod siding over insulation. All exterior woodwork is in amazing condition being repaired or replaced where required. Gutters and downspouts were added. All exterior trims and details were professionally primed and painted. And, a new metal roof was installed, over a layer of insulation. Behind the house, down a short lane is a very nice barn used for storage and workshop space. It measures 30 x 26 feet with an 18 x 22 foot addition for a vehicle. There is a walk-up second floor over the barn providing additional useable space. This building is solid with exposed wood interior and it too has a recent metal roof. It's ideal for many uses. At one time it was a workshop for making kayaks and canoes, but suitable for conversion to most any use.

So there you have it, a remarkable home on 20 beautiful acres. Truro is about 20 minutes away and offers all shops and services. The airport is within 45 minutes and the City of Halifax is just 1 hour away. I love this property, I think you will too.



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