Your name is Emma Hamlin. The year is 1885 and you’re marrying the esteemed Rev. John McCandless.
Your father, Henry Hamlin, a local merchant and banker has decided on an especially wonderful wedding gift: a beautiful Victorian home built in the “High Queen Anne” style. The interior will be filled with gorgeous moldings and trim in beautiful cherry and oak woods. The home will have all the latest amenities including heating and lighting via natural gas.
It’s 1891, the home is at last finished and it’s beautiful! Fast forward 125 years and how does the home look today?
As beautiful as ever and it’s now available for purchase. I was stunned when I saw the listing price: $348,000. Or, you can buy it fully-furnished with beautiful antiques for just $422,000…Wow!
I love this view because you can see some of the details of the home. I really love all the little porches and the tiny look-out tower.
There’s a gracious porch for people watching and enjoying the evening breezes.
A peek into the library…
I love how the entry doesn’t feel dark despite all the wood wainscoting and trim.
Such a beautiful view looking down the staircase.
The bedrooms all have beautiful fireplaces, one of my favorite features in old homes.
I wonder if the home comes with a ghost…all old houses need a friendly ghost or two. That photo on the right sort of looks like a ghost, doesn’t it?
I’ve never seen a bed quite like this. At the website they called it a Chinese bed. Info I found online referred to it as a “state” bed.
This house has 7 bedrooms.
A cozy bath…
Additional photos of this home can be seen where these photos were found here: Victorian Home for Sale