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NORTHERN CONNECTICUT HOUSE

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The sinuous lines of that bannister grabbed my attention, along with other gracious architectural elements in this entryway.

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Look at this detail.  The wood is walnut, and has taken a gorgeous polish!    Edited to add:  My mistake-- it is mahogany.

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Now, this appears to be a smallish sitting room/library off the entry.  Something about it appeals to me so much-- it's not overstuffed, yet appears well furnished and cozy.  Love the painting, the gorgeous mantle, the inviting silver tea service.

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How great would it be to read here and take tea.

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Rooms like this always remind me of a certain, memorable movie scene-- remember in Hitchcock's "Marnie",  when Sean Connery brings Tippi Hedren home to meet dear old Dad for the first time?  It was a vaguely Georgian house, I think, in horsey countryside.  This room to me has the same feeling as the room where they took tea, and jealous Diane Baker looked daggers at Tippi...

 

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The more formal living room, with its lovely paneling.  Very nice, but that first sitting room above is my favorite.

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Those fab windows give out onto such stunning views.

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Creamy dining room, replete with antiques.

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Stunning wall detail.

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Butler's pantry looking back to dining room.  Floors here are black walnut.

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The kitchen merges seamlessly with this charming hearth-centered sitting area, and the breakfast nook beyond.

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Views at breakfast.

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This warm neutral bedroom wall color is a nice counterpoint to the cool blue and white fabric.  One thing I like about the 'Home Bunch' site is they often give the paint colors and other resources.  This color is "Luminaire" by Benjamin Moore.

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This bedroom is in "Palladian Blue",  a beautiful robin's egg blue historical paint color, also by B. Moore.

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Mudroom with Dutch door.   Floor is blue stone.

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Sunroom.

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Outside view of patio and sunroom:

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Houses on this larger scale tend not to appeal to me as much as smaller, more intimate ones, but this one had such a very nice spirit--  seems so liveable.  And many of the decorating principles inside are adaptable to any size abode, I think.  

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Re: NORTHERN CONNECTICUT HOUSE

beautiful, thanks for posting!

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Re: NORTHERN CONNECTICUT HOUSE

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯.  I could most definitely live in it...if I could move it down to SC.

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Re: NORTHERN CONNECTICUT HOUSE

Heart be still!

 

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Re: NORTHERN CONNECTICUT HOUSE

What a stunning home!!!!  There is so much appeal and beauty, the views lovely, furnishings and decor beautiful, elegant and formal.  I love Connecticut so the location is a plus for me too!!!!!  All in all a definite yes !

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Re: NORTHERN CONNECTICUT HOUSE

Stunning and lovely

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@Oznell     Absolutely beautiful decor for this home.  Every room is breathtaking and it's obvious the attention to detail.  Love the blue patio furniture.  I also love the landscape/grounds and surrounding landscape.  That home is a treasure.  The staircase is lovely and I also love the wallpaper usedin the dining room and I am not a wallpaper gal.  Although this is not my no. 1 for decor, I could live in this home just the way it is.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: NORTHERN CONNECTICUT HOUSE

Love this home. There is only one little thing I would change: the drapery on the bed.i.e. side drapes and the top cover.

Otherwise this is one beautiful, elegant home.

Thanks for the posting.

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OH MY !!!!!

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Re: NORTHERN CONNECTICUT HOUSE

Oh my gosh...........what a beauty!!  I could live here forever!