Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Love {1785 colonial, Chesterfield}

While we only experienced "like" in Connecticut, we fell in love in New Hampshire. Our trip to Maine this weekend started with a detour to Chesterfield, NH to see the 1785 colonial we've been eying for months. We have to say, the home did not disappoint--the restoration was impeccable and it felt like walking back in time as we crossed the threshold. From the original 12 over 12 windows and built-ins, to the wide plank floors and aged plaster, we fell in love. Unfortunately, the newly built "colonial" across the street seemed to ruin the facade of this warm, inviting antique home.

1785 Colonial
Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Original mantel and cupboard in the living room

Mantel detail

Stripped down paneling along the main stairs

Beautiful contrast between original wood and plaster (with repairs) on the way upstairs

Second floor landing, looking into one of three bedrooms

Panel and cupboard detailing in second bedroom


Railing of back staircase with a view into the second bedroom

Upstairs common room (accessed from each bedroom and the back stairwell) with a view of the first and third bedroom doors

Back stairwell which leads to main keeping room

Keeping room

Bare "kitchen" off the keeping room (with soapstone sink)...which led to our posts on the perfect antique kitchen

Side entrance, with mudroom directly to the right

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