The Saturday List for May 7, 2022

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Hello! I hope you’ve had a great week. Mine has been pretty good and I’m exciting to be hosting a ladies tea party today with my two nieces and adorable grand-niece (who is 5-1/2). I’ve been baking and planning tea sandwiches and table settings all week. Meanwhile, in this week’s edition of The Saturday List, … Read more

The Saturday List – April 30, 2022

Hello and happy weekend! I’ve been busy with my Pinehills project client putting the final touches on the design for their bright and beautiful new home. There have been several fun tidbits in the news this week that I’m sharing below in this week’s edition of The Saturday List. (Please note this post contains affiliate … Read more

The Saturday List for April 2, 2022

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Hello and happy weekend! This week’s installment of The Saturday List includes Betty White’s Carmel CA house, newly on the market; an amazing Air BnB in Old Town that’s a gloriously decorated in red, white and blue – but in a modern and fun way.   Betty White’s Carmel, CA home, which she owned for … Read more

A Fresh Scandi New England Style Home in Wales

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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

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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

New England Church Conversion

I’ve written before about my love of a church conversion project and I wanted to share another one that is currently on the market in Hingham, Massachusetts. This was, until a couple of years ago, the First Church of Christ Science located right on Main Street in Historic Hingham, MA. Once called the “most beautiful … Read more

Monticello Masterpiece in New England

We’ve all heard of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello – that gorgeous late 18th Century masterpiece in old Virginia. But did you know there’s an amazing replica house that was recently built in New England? This Monticello Masterpiece in New England, located in Somers, CT,  is a must see, if only virtually. It’s actually on the market, … Read more

Newburyport Holiday House Tour: Toppan-Whitney House

I wrote about three of the houses I visited at the 2015 Newburyport Holiday House Tour the other day, but wanted to share the Toppan-Whitney House in its own post because it’s on the market – so we get more insider photos! The Toppan-Whitney House is a brick Federal-era home built in 1804 and is … Read more

Washington Street Antique

Following last week’s Amazing Federal post, I wanted to share another property (also on the market) that I have a connection to in Duxbury, MA. This house, dating to 1780, is an example of late Georgian style. It’s simpler and more austere than the Federal home I showcased last week, which was built in 1807. … Read more

Amazing Antique Duxbury Federal House

  I wanted to share images of this amazing antique Duxbury Federal house that’s currently on the market. It’s actually next door to where I grew up in Duxbury, MA and I’ve never been inside. If you look past the house on the right side of the image, you can see some trees through the … Read more

Katherine Hepburn’s Family Home in Old Saybrook CT

No matter what year you were born, you can’t grow up in New England without hearing about the horror that was the hurricane of 1938. The Category 5 hurricane was in September and its fury was felt across the region. Katherine Hepburn’s family vacation home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut was completely destroyed. It’s spectacular waterfront … Read more