Must See: Holiday House Tour in Newburyport

One of my favorite annual house tours, in my favorite city, is happening tomorrow in Newburyport, MA. The Holiday House Tour benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum and features some wonderful old and new homes in the historic city of Newburyport and surrounding towns.  I’ve been going since I lived there several years ago, though unfortunately I’m unable to make it this year with all the holiday business.  However, I just realized that I apparently never did a blog post after last year’s tour so I wanted to share some of the highlights here so you can see the quality of spaces you will see if you go tomorrow.

I loved this cute little detail of the little dog on the side table. 

This house was the highlight of the tour. A recently renovated Italianate Victorian. 

The open concept kitchen and family room is spectacular.

The whole color palette of whites and grays lended itself to a cool, icy holiday decorating scheme. 

A gorgeous downstairs lav that pays homage to the Victorian architecture of the house. 

Beautiful stairs and I love the greens on the newel post. 

Very romantic mantel decorations in front of an antique mirror.

All the details were beautiful. 

I want a transom window just so I can do this… 

 Another standout house was this Federal style with an ornate entrance. 

Beautiful Adams style fireplaces abound in this house.

A cute “Grinch” themed holiday table. 

This house wasn’t on the tour, but I love the packages they wrap their portico columns with each year. 

 This traditional Colonial house sits on a corner lot and has a large additional on the back and a spectacular back yard area, which I didn’t get good photos of, unfortunately.

The newer addition which housed a wonderful in-law suite. A big snowstorm was just getting going when I got to this house, so it was a pretty quick tour.

A beautiful two-story family room with gorgeous millwork and a library on the second floor.

The house had some amazing mural wallpapers which are showcased beautifully by the decor and the holiday decorations. 

I loved this display of colorful glassware – so pretty!

A little corner detail. 

As you can see – lots of beautiful ideas abound. I think I only made it to four of the 8 or so houses last year – it’s a really wonderful big tour. If you want to see my posts (three posts!) from two years ago, click here.

More info on this year’s tour is here. Have fun!


xoxo Linda Would you like my Favorite Tips for a Well-Decorated Home? Click here!

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