Every now and then I get an e-mail with a link to an amazing house. Recently, I got an e-mail from Pam and I could tell from the excitement in her voice, this was going to be a fabulous house…and it was! One look and I was totally smitten. So much charm and so not like the cookie-cutter homes we often see today.
This storybook home dates back to 1901 and was designed in the Gambrel style which basically refers to the style of the roof. Per Wikipedia, ” A gambrel or gambrel roof is usually symmetrical two-sided roof with two slopes on each side. The upper slope is positioned at a shallow angle, while the lower slope is steep. This design provides the advantages of a sloped roof while maximizing headroom inside the building’s upper level and shortening what would otherwise be a tall roof.”
What gives this house its storybook quality? Is it the gambrel roof, the window boxes overflowing with flowers, the rock construction, the oval window, the beautiful windows, the cupola over the guest cottage or is it everything all working together?
I love this entrance so much! Notice the dormer windows above the arched front porch with its pergola design, the fairytale cottage windows on either side of the entrance-of course sporting lots of red geraniums, the corbels running just along the roof line, the ivy growing up the rock wall and the wonderful stone path leading to the front door. Love those planters on either side of the front walkway, too. This goes so far beyond curb appeal, I don’t even know what to call it!
Here’s another charming area outside the home. Not sure if this is outside the guest cottage that’s on the property or another entrance somewhere off the main home.
I think that may be the guest cottage we see down below with the cupola on top.
Let’s go inside and take the tour!
Just inside the front door you’ll find a multi-level staircase…love all the twists and turns. Also love that entry table! A cute little door takes advantage of the storage space under the stairs…so smart!
The living room…love the ceiling design and arched doorways! The charm continues inside of this beautiful home!
I’m not sure where this room is in the home. It has lots of cottage charm doesn’t it?
I wonder if this is the keeping room or hearth room off the kitchen.
This home has an amazing kitchen…love the coffered ceiling!
Beautiful island…love how it’s different from the kitchen counters which appear to be marble. I bet that’s a 2 drawer dishwasher beside the sink.
Looks like the stone pizza oven is fired up and ready for action. The ceiling actually appears to be arched in this photo. Love that! I love the cabinetry although I think I’d prefer glass where they have the fabric.
The fabric looks so different in this view of the sink, maybe they changed it for a more neutral color. I like the flooring we see in the above photo, too.
I bet there’s a sub-zero refrigerator hiding under there, what do you think? It’s kind of designed like an old ice box, isn’t it?
The dining room…beautiful chandelier!
This home has 6 bedrooms and the master suite is amazing with two separate baths.
Another bedroom…love the high ceiling. How many times have I said “love” in this post? Can’t help it!
This bathroom appeared on two sites decorated two different ways…
This is definitely one of my favorite rooms in the whole house. Wow!
I love everything about it, the ceiling, the window seats of both sides of the room, the beautiful windows, the paneled walls…it’s just gorgeous!
The workmanship in this home is just amazing!
This must be the office for the Lady of the house, definitely has a feminine feel. Update: I missed the doggies…several folks pointed them out in the comments. Soooo cute! Love their little built-in bed and it looks like they do, too.
This home has a theater and can you just imagine that starry ceiling when the lights are turned down low for a movie?
The wine cellar…
Hope you enjoyed the tour of this amazing home.
Leave you with this image of it in winter. ~~~Sigh~~~