HOMESTEAD HOUSE CALL – Colonial Homes

It seemed as a child watching old movies on TV that everyone lived in a beautiful American colonial home (at least the sophisticated people did). I decided right away that if colonial homes were good enough for Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Tom Hanks …(and the list goes on), then they were good enough for me. Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing like good mid century modern (and I saw a lot of that growing up in California) but I’ve always had a soft spot for Colonial architecture. When I moved to the northeast, I actually got to see real ones (you know, the originals) There is nothing like the simplicity, craftsmanship and detail of the homes of the early settlers. Each home was built as a showplace. Even the smallest, simplest cottages had decorative pluses that showed the builder’s (usually owners) pride and achievements. Here are some of the homes in Colombia County NY where I live. Take a look at the details- VLR

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And this beauty is currently being restored. The details! (scroll down for the reveal)restoration 3

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And here is the gorgeous end result.  – VLR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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