If you are anything like a lot of Preservationists (or Old House enthusiasts, if you don’t feel you fall under the Preservationist label), chances are, you like to look at historic houses for sale. Whether or not you’re actually in the market, sometimes it’s just nice to dream!
Now that you know of a couple of ways to kill an hour (or more) day-dreaming about what life would be like in these gorgeous homes, I’m going to feature something a bit closer to home for me, because I like to daydream. Fair warning, though! I’ve been on a First Period/Georgian jag recently and this affects my choices…. Oh, and another warning…. please don’t hate me if you fall in love with this house immediately and start scheming up ways to sell your firstborn child in exchange for the amazing Samuel Davis House. Just in case you have an extra $800k lying about and you promise to at least give me a tour (or you want to get me an early Christmas gift….), here is a proper listing for the house. This listing is where many of these pictures are from, but there are more for you to ogle, if you actually go to the listing.
The Davis House was built in around 1680. It’s a fabulous Salt Box (have I mentioned my love of salt-boxes before?) and appears to be in pristine even “museum quality” condition… if you speak Realtor.
Can’t you just see your replica pewter tankards and redware in that corner cupboard? (Okay… maybe Ash and I are some of only a handful of people with replica pewter and redware… but you get the point)
Wallace Nutting called, he wants his photo-shoot back! Still though… Check out that hearth, even the gun seems “quaint” (again I’m channeling my inner Realtor).