A Fresh Scandi New England Style Home in Wales

Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli, Gwynedd Scandi New England Exterior front

I love real estate listings from around the world and when I ran across this article in Forbes of a property in Wales billed as a Scandi New England style home – I was intrigued. It’s always fun to see what folks from other parts of the world think of as something New England. Of … Read more

The Salem Witch House – Replicas and Modern Living

33 Tarragon Dr Sandwich MA Salem Witch House replica exterior front

Here in New England we have a lot of historic homes and one of the oldest and most historic – and infamous – is the Jonathan Corwin House in Salem, MA. This house is also known as the Salem Witch House. It’s infamous because the house is the only structure still standing in Salem with … Read more

Property Swoon: A Vermont Farmhouse Fantasy

Sometimes, a property just captures the essence of what’s popular (aka trendy) in design, but is also actually really good too, which doesn’t happen as often as one would think. This is the case with this gorgeous Vermont farmhouse fantasy home that was featured in both Design New England and Traditional Home magazines – in … Read more

Book shelf: Versailles and other Grand Designs

Versailles Grand Design header

One of the big perks of being a design blogger is that publishers send me some pretty great design books. Hefty, gorgeous coffee table books. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, I do receive these books as complimentary press copies, but I only write posts on the books I like. I’ve previously called these … Read more

Hold The Door!

Carved wood door of woods and bears

I saw this image on Pinterest and kind of fell in love with the magical woodland nature of its carvings and stained glass. It kind of reminded me of fantasy stories like Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. I also reminded me of: Game of Thrones character Hodor (née Wylis) who was … Read more

Christmas cheer, decorating and amazing architecture in Newburyport, MA

I made my annual pilgrimage to the Newburyport Holiday House tour on Saturday and this year, we were treated to some amazing homes and lovely, though not ostentatious, holiday decorating. The House Tour is put on and benefits the Custom House Maritime Museum of Newburyport. The first house I visited was the 1774 Lowell-Tracy-Johnson House, … Read more

Massachusetts’s Oldest House Just Sold – and it’s adorable.

This adorable house in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod just sold and was considered the oldest house currently on the market. From the real estate listing:  Meticulously maintained 1600’s English style cottage on Shawme Pond. Launch your kayak or fish from your private dock. Perfect for a second home, weekend getaway, or year-round living in … Read more