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Dream House

By June 9, 2009Interior Design


How could you not love this house!? It’s amazingly rich in history, and it has a history and so much character. From the website:

“Built by Elisha Atwood as a gift for his new bride in 1798, this lovely vintage Cape retains its early American charm while wrapped in the comforts of modern conveniences. In the seventies, this hand-made timber-frame home underwent meticulous restoration. The upper floor was divided into three bedrooms with a full bath and built-in closets. A modern electrical service was installed along with new copper plumbing. Walls and the original wide-board oak floors (with rosette-head nails) were taken apart and re-installed to add insulation. The massive central chimney, with three hearths and a beehive oven, was refurbished and re-pointed. A story and a-half with double dormers adding headroom in the master bedroom and bath, the house is wonderfully comfortable and inviting. Period-style built-ins downstairs as well as an entire wall of built-ins in the master bedroom provide attractive, ample storage. Even the two-story, 1,100-sq.-ft. studio/shop is detailed to conform to period style. Although most recently used as a woodworking shop, the heated space has great potential as a studio, office. Outside are classic gardens and landscaping, with a variety of perennials, cherries, maples, hemlocks, lilacs and large rhododendrons.”