My Favorite House on the Tour

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Well, drat!  Just when I wanted to put oodles of photos in a post so that I could write about the house I loved so on the Historic Homes Tour,  I discovered that I’m almost out of photo storage space on WordPress.  Oh well, this is a house worth blowing it on.

It was built in the late 1800’s as a narrow Victorian with a two-story front porch.  The second owner was a physician who had his office and his home there. The current owner’s family bought it just after World War II.  The additions to the house have all been built seamlessly and beautifully.

The murals in the entry hall depicted scenes of the historic town and one of the parlors held a bookcase on which miniature replicas of some of many of the buildings and homes were displayed.

Scenes of the old town on each wall of the entry hall.

The sofas and chairs throughout showed off pillows needlepointed by the homeowner.   Family photos, antiques, and heirlooms are mixed with treasures from the homeowner’s  travels around the world.

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His talents as a gardener and floral designer were obvious in every room.  The lovely rear gardens were designed so that each window of the home frames a delightful view.  The laundry room was so light and cheery that I think I might even take in laundry if I lived there.    (I’d use the money to pay somebody to dust all the bric-a-brac sitting around!)

Lovely red, white, and blue den.

Dining room window.
Dining room window.
Cheeriest laundry room ever!
Cheeriest laundry room ever!

Patio with landscaped rear garden which included a guest house.

Each window framed a lovely view.
Each window framed a lovely view.

The color scheme throughout was primarily blue and white, with pops of red everywhere, along with an occasional dash of yellow.

Keeping room table.
Keeping room table.
Stunning dining room floral arrangements.
Stunning dining room floral arrangements.

The windows were spotless, sparkling even on the rainy day we visited.  Everything was polished, shined, dusted, vacuumed, and fluffed.  Not so much as a single wilted leaf on any of the floral displays in profusion throughout the house.

Imagination, whimsy, elegance, and comfort throughout…!

Keeping room was an add-on; shares wall with laundry room.
Keeping room was an add-on; shares wall with laundry room.
Keeping room ceiling.
Keeping room ceiling.
One of four "pepper light" trees in keeping room.
One of four “pepper light” trees in keeping room.
Greenhouse window over sink.
Greenhouse window over sink.

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Large old range in kitchen.
Large old range in kitchen.

The staircase in the den was narrow, as was the case in the other houses we toured.  Imagine moving a highboy up those steps!

Narrow den staircase.

The master bedroom was off the den,  behind the staircase wall.  The curtains bore creweled flowers on the bottom.  I lost count of all the Christmas trees throughout the house.

Master bedroom.

Front porch had historic register designation and wooden flag.
Front porch had historic register designation and wooden flag.
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4 thoughts on “My Favorite House on the Tour

  1. So pretty. Light and airy for the time period it seems or maybe that it because of the choice of colors and furnishings. Closet space? Laundry rooms should all look like that with the amount of time we spend in them. The mural was a wonderful touch. Thanks for sharing.

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