Enjoy this repeat of the oldest house I’ve ever featured on Feature Friday. Such a unique and pretty house and you can stop over and see Jaime, who is still blogging.
Today’s Feature Friday is a unique house and blog, Jaime with That’s My Letter. Without a doubt, this house is the oldest house I’ve ever featured. Built in 1740 in NY state, Jaime’s house is a treasure trove of quaintness and historical beauty. I just loved her house the first time I saw it as well as the backyard entertaining areas. Jaime lives just outside New York City in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three children. Here’s Jaime’s bio, so you can get to know her better:
Jaime is a DIY project enthusiast who writes the blog, That’s My Letter, which focuses on building, painting and sewing. She builds, paints and sews just about everything in true DIY fashion and posts her projects in a tutorial format to share the experience with readers.
Blogging for over 6 years now Jaime has amassed quite a collection of projects however 3 years ago she moved her family into a 1740 saltbox farmhouse which has become the biggest project of all. Her home is truly a treasure and a diyers dream, she is the caretaker of history and at the same time able to leave her mark! Jaime says the most wonderful thing about living in such an old house is that the projects keep on coming, which means she will be building, painting, and sewing for a long time to come.
Isn’t this so quaint and pretty? I just love historical homes and Jaime has updated hers to bring it in to the 21st century without sacrificing the charm of olden days.
A 1740 house, can you imagine? If these walls could talk, indeed!
The backyard is the first area I saw of Jaime’s home and it is just so lovely and peaceful, with a pool.
It must be so quiet out here, perfect for entertaining and enjoying life.
A Jaime mentioned, she is a DIYer and builder of things and let me tell you, this girl can do it all. She’s the one who made the United States map for Haven this year and if you didn’t see that, here it is again.
She knows her way around power tools!
She made a swing for their yard and it is beautiful.
A DIY rolling cart. Don’t you love this?
Now we will move inside to the foyer and those charming curved stairs coming off the foyer.
Jaime took down the drop ceiling that was previously installed and exposed the original wood beams to the house and it is gorgeous!
This chippy wood door was painted solid and she exposed the old paint underneath.
The kitchen got a facelift to making it functional and pretty for a busy family. But it still retains the charm of an older house.
Of course, I love those open shelves in the kitchen.
And I love the lower gray painted cabinets.
She’s been in the house 3 years and worked on many rooms by now, including an update to the master bedroom.
The master bath is a recent accomplishment and I love the charm she added to this space, with the tile and woodwork.
That’s a hand painted buffalo check wall, similar to what I did in my master bedroom. I love the navy and white combo!
Jaime built this vanity too.
Her daughter’s room, pretty in pink.
And navy for her son, so cute and perfect for a boy.
She added this neat ledge under the eaves for toy storage. Very clever!
A bathroom got cedar planking on the walls.
Upstairs is a loft area that Jaime’s kids play in and it is adorable.
Another fun thing that Jaime built.
Side table for a Habitat project. See what I told you, Jaime can build anything! There are so many talented girl bloggers out there who build as good as any man and are very proud of it. I’m envious of those skills, since I cannot do all that myself.
Another charming staircase that I suppose leads to the attic. Did you notice all those beautiful patina original wood floors?
Wrapping up with a mudroom makeover from Jaime. I hope you enjoyed this wonderful charming tour of this historic saltbox house in NY state. I just love Jaime’s house and I know she and her family love living in this bit of history. Stop over and say hi to Jaime at That’s My Letter.
Wow,clever lady! Home is beautiful. Love how the integrity and character of the house still shows through so well. 🙂
Lisa B. says
Beautiful home! She is indeed very talented and blessed to live in a piece of history. Westchester Co. is one of the most picturesque and wealthy areas in the US. Lots of prominent people live there, including the Clintons in Chappaqua. I used to live in Stamford, CT., which is nearby and had the pleasure of frequenting this area. I even ran into Eartha Kitf while shopping in that area!
Be still my heart! I love the house and all she’s done to it. Until recently we lived in a house on our property the living room of which was the original log cabin built in 1800. We moved to a newer house on our property, but now I have loads of ideas for the guest house, which is what we use the other house for now. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Joanne B. says
Beautiful home and wonderful job restoring it and modernizing it! If those walls could talk! Such history! Just stunning!
LAURA WALKER says
What a fabulous home. xo Laura