Happy Friday! I’m sharing a Feature Friday I’ve shared years ago, but have added many new photos to this beautiful home tour in New Hampshire. Enjoy this old house tour and beautiful Traditional design.
It seems that there is just an abundance of beautiful magazine-worthy homes out there in blogland to discover and share.
I recently came across Joan’s blog, For the Love of a House and was blown away by her kitchen. Well, her whole house actually, but the kitchen really caught my eye first. I asked Joan to come over and share her kitchen here with my readers and she was more than happy to do it. Living in a small town in New Hampshire, Joan is living a dream in a 150 year old house that she has lovingly brought to life.
Be prepared to be amazed and awed at Joan’s house and kitchen transformation. Truly beautiful and inspiring! I’ve added new pics to this post of more rooms of her house but to see more, just go over to her blog.
And Winter. “An entryway is an introduction. Like the opening pages of a book, it leads us in and welcomes us to the world inside.”
The fireplace was added during our renovation, the original fireplace (which only opened into the formal dining room behind the kitchen) had major repair issues and was taken down to make a see-thru fireplace between the kitchen and the dining room. The bricks are from the original fireplace. The mantel board was found in the barn.
The glass in the cabinets is original to the house! We took the antique wavy glass from windows which were removed during the renovation and had it cut for the cabinet doors.
The glass front cabinets are filled with ironstone, hotel silver, green yelloware, hotel and vintage bamboo flatware, drinking glasses and crystal, and white everyday plates. While some things, of course, get used more than others I do believe in using all my pieces; I open and use the cabinets daily!
The marble on the island is honed Bianco Venatino. I had originally thought I wanted Carrara, but found the slabs at the time of the renovation to be very creamy (instead of white) and to have very little veining. When I spotted this slab at one of the many stone fabricators that we visited I fell in love! I loved the veining and the movement of the piece. I felt the island at a little over 3 feet x 7 feet needed to have a presence, and the movement of the veining gives it that importance in the room.
The sink bridge-faucet is a Perrin and Rowe, and the farmhouse sink is a 36″ Shaw. I removed the doors I had originally had made under the sink to soften the long line of cabinets with a linen skirt.
The cupboard to the right of the fireplace is original to the house, and has it’s original iron bin pulls on the drawers. I adore the small panelled door! On the door is an unframed antique bovine painting hung with antique chain and an antique square nail found on the property.
Antique ironstone, hotel silver, cake stands and my cookbooks fill the shelves. The antique white jardiniere that you see on the edge of the mantle in this photo was found at the Scott Show in Atlanta, it’s an unusual piece with the top lip being rimmed in iron.
Now enjoy more photos of Joan’s house!
Entry and living room
Thanks Joan for letting me share your beautiful magazine-worthy home! The beauty of blogland is that there are so many homes out there so varied and interesting and unique and the internet brings all of us together who love our homes. Blogs just allow us all to share the beauty and creativity that is abundant.
Hope you enjoyed the tour of Joan’s beautiful house!
I just recently found Joan’s blog and LOVE her house too, Rhoda! I ahve been floowing her for about a week or 2. Thanks for sharing her with your readers. Hope all is well with you. XO, Pinky
Absolutely LOVE this house! I adore old houses; thanks for sharing!!
Ok, I am now praying away all of my jealousy! That is my dream house!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
Maybe I missed it, but what material are your countertops? I see the island is different, but I like that dark gray color and am on the lookout for new countertops for my kitchen. Thanks!
can you tell me where you got the black handles on the doors of the island? i love them basied on what i can see of them
Hi,Jenn, this is a feature I did on this blogger’s house. You will need to click over to her blog and ask the question. Thanks!
Becky in 'Bama says
I followed Joan and her husband all through the MAJOR renovation of their farmhouse. It was a labor of love and a monumental task (and a true restoration not just a remodel). I’m not sure she does much blogging any more, but rather Instagram – which I do not use. Their home is filled with real treasures and antiques and I have used some of her ideas and standards in my homes. The pics she posts for Autumn on their farm are publication worthy. Thanks for sharing her again. Happy Friday.
Joan’s house is amazing! I don’t think she’s blogging much anymore either, but I’m glad she’s still on Instagram.
It’s a beautiful home. You can see she takes great pride in sharing her passion for this old house. Thanks for brining it to us😊
Hi Rhoda, Thank you for sharing your friends home with us. It is absolutely beautiful! However, I think that you and Mark gave a very beautiful home as well. My condolences to Mark in the loss of his father. I’m sure you all will Miss him greatly. Hope you have a nice weekend.