Spencertown, New York
A while back someone had the brilliant idea to move a classic 1700s Colonial to a beautiful field on a quiet back road. They tucked it in beyond a knoll with enough room in back for some gardens. And they left room in front for flowers, trees and fields. And they put in a place that took in both the local Spencertown hills and the Catskills. Everything was left intact. The dining room, with a working cooking fireplace. Through the butler's pantry to the cheery and bright kitchen. A large and long kitchen with plenty of room for a wood stove and a breakfast table. Back through the dining room to the sunny sunny screened porch. In to the den, see the wave in the original glass. Look at the moldings and the hand carved fireplace. Loads of bookshelves. Across the hall the formal living room. A corner cupboard that is in itself a work of art. Again, a hand carved fireplace mantel. The glow of the floors. Back to the hall and up the stairs. Palladio would feel at home in front of the Palladian window. Look through to the Catskills. The master suite has a fireplace and room for a sitting area. Another fireplaced bedroom.A third bedroom or an office sits in front of a sweet little hidden room (complete with a hidden back staircase). So how, exactly, do you move a Colonial to a back road? Very carefully. . .
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I'd love to see this...
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