Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2018 – Pt. 1

Happy (almost) Christmas! Sorry to take so long getting these Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2018 tour pics up. I ended up taking so many photos it’s taken forever to edit them down into a manageable tour. As I’ve often said, Newburyport, Massachusetts is my absolute favorite city.  One of the things I love about the place is that the architecture is so varied – from little Colonials to majestic Federals and Victorians to sweet and stylish beach houses. And the Christmas tour always has it all.

Plum Island Waterfront

Plum Island waterfront porch Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

First up is this sweet little bungalow on Plum Island with the spectacular water view. This house was on the summertime Kitchen Tour a couple of years ago which I featured here. This is the home of interior decorator and stager Kate Daskalakis of KSD Designs.

Plum island porch tree in wood bucket antique chair rattan chair Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Plum Island Porch tree Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Plum Island kitchen Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Plum Island kitchen fruit board Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Plum Island Living Room wide Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Plum Island living room waterview Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

The water views really are spectacular.

Plum Island living room tabletop Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

I loved the little touches like the vintage letters.

Plum Island Living room antique letters driftwood Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Plum Island Dining Room table Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

It’s very hard to tell, but in the photo above on the left at the bottom of the stairs was a gorgeous golden retriever who welcomed guests/guarded the house during the tour. She was sound asleep when I went through. So sweet.

Plum Island Dining Room table closeup Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Plum Island Dining Room sideboard Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Plum Island Dining room sideboard mirror peek-a-boo Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

A little peek-a-boo moment above.

Pond Street Victorian

Pond Street Victorian yellow gold house Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Next up is a stately Queen Anne Style Victorian beauty known locally as “The Sunshine House” which was built around 1900.

Pond Street front door gas lanterns blue door Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Love the bright blue front door and the gas light lanterns.

Pond Street Blue white dining room chandelier Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Pond Street Dining room Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

This was definitely my favorite tablescape on the house tour.

Pond Street dining room table closeup Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Pond Street Dining room table fireplace Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Pond Street dining room table gingerbread plating Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

It was also my favorite kitchen.

Pond Street kitchen Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

I just fell in love with the windows over the cabinets. What a great way to enhance the natural light in a space.

Pond Street kitchen sink window upper windows Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Pond Street kitchen windows Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Pond Street kitchen counter flowers credits Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

They have carved out a sweet little girl’s fairy snug under the stairs.

Pond Street play room under stairs pink purple tinsel tree Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

Pond Street play room under stairs pink purple tinsel tree Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

The first floor living room has been opened up to the front hall for a more modern open-plan space.

Pond Street stairwell garland sled wrapped packages Newburyport Christmas decorating house tour 2018

 

A Georgian on Federal Street

19 Federal Street brick exterior Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

This classic brick Georgian was built in 1794 by shipping magnate William Bartlet who began his career as a cobbler and ended up the wealthiest man in town and owner of as many as 17 ships. In 1906 the house was purchased by the Archdiocese of Boston for use as a rectory and convent for St. Aloysius de Gonzaga, aka The French Church. The church was decommissioned in 2000 and has been converted to two condos, one of which was also on the tour. I’ll be showing that in a separate post. Meanwhile the Bartlet home has become a single-family home again.

19 Federal Street Living Room Christmas Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2018The pale blue French Room was one of my favorites. Note the Chinese Chippendale style overmantel inspired by the works of Christopher Wren and Robert Adams.
19 Federal Street living room Holiday House Tour 2018\ 19 Federal St Sun Room Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

The sunroom featured a cute little kids table.
19 Federal Street kids table Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

I loved the dining room as well. The photos don’t do it justice – it’s actually a little darker than my photos show. Kind of moody and atmospheric. There were comments from others in the room that they thought it was too dark, but I though it perfect.
19 Federal Street kids table Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

19 Federal Street kids table Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

19 Federal Street Dining Room Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

19 Federal Street Kitchen Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

19 Federal Street Kitchen table Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

Loved the simple wreath with the bold bow on the iron gate when leaving the property. I also love the red clapboard house across the street. As I mentioned up top – I just love the mix of architectural styles and colors in this town!

19 Federal Street Wreath on Gate door Christmas Holiday House Tour 2018

I hope you enjoyed part 1 of my 2018 Newbury Holiday House Tour hosted by the Custom House Maritime Museum.  More spectacular spaces to come!

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

2 thoughts on “Newburyport Holiday House Tour 2018 – Pt. 1”

  1. Hello Linda, You are lucky to get to explore Newburyport in this fashion. I collect old photographs of old houses, and have many from the Newburyport area, so I know how rich it is architecturally.
    –Jim

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