And so, here we have more beautiful houses from the Newburyport Holiday House tour. You can see Pt. 1 here. I shot the image above a few months ago because I love a big yellow Federal house. My condo in Nport was also in a yellow Federal, although it had seen many owners over it’s two centuries and had been an apartment building for many years, so it’s not quite as grandly maintained as this one. This house was built in 1795 and has had only four owners since – which is pretty amazing. The cupola and vestibule were Victorian era “improvements”. Given what they could have done to the place, these aren’t bad additions.
They did the decorations in a Nutcracker theme.
The dining room featured a beautiful metallic ceiling which looked gorgeous in the light of the chandelier. Obviously, this pic didn’t really capture it, but it was an unexpected bit of glamor.
This is the only real shot I got of the kitchen. I forget whether it was too crowded or the pic didn’t come out well…
Looking from the kitchen into the family/sitting room. Love the furniture detailing on the cabinet base.
They had a nice mix of rustic and bling in their holiday decorating.
This “island” separated the kitchen and table from the sitting area nicely, while maintaining the open feel. The dark walls were painted Ben Moore’s Newburyport Blue, appropriately.
Cozy on a cold New England day overlooking the water.