SOLD!!!! If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve seen the transformation of this gorgeous 1917 house in the Historic District of Durham, NH. It was a labor of love and a passion project. This house served as a launching pad for my interior design career, and served as a learning experience, in countless ways, for my husband, my parents, and me. I fell in love with this house when it was in a shambles, and fell deeper in love with it after we transformed it. It will always have a special place in my heart for all these reasons. I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to take on this project, and am so thankful for all that has come from it. Amazing collaborations ( @ethanallenportsmouth@lindasbarn@edgewatergalleryboston ) portfolio material to get my business off the ground, and may other connections made. It’s bittersweet to announce that, yesterday, we sold this place to an awesome couple who are as excited about the house as we are! Our first flip was a major success, and I can’t wait to do it again! But first, we finish our master suite and move on to converting our school bus into a CUSTOM RV!!!! Woohoo! A new adventure begins!!!!
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There’s only one thing to do on a wet & windy January day! ☔️ Cosy up in front of our gorgeous inglenook fireplace 🔥 .
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At the break of dawn on January 18, 1931, a groundskeeper at Briarcliff Mansion found two dead bodies in a car parked at the edge of the property. One was shot in the stomach, the other shot in the head.
Investigators rushed to the scene and identified the bodies as Asa Candler Jr.’s magic assistant, José Cruz, and his girlfriend, Gladys Frix, and determined that they died sometime around 11pm on January 17. A note in the car claimed that their deaths were the result of a suicide pact, but the investigators suspected that wasn’t true. They also discovered that the gun used did not belong to José. It was a personal weapon belonging to his boss, Asa Candler Jr.
This event made national news, with headlines dwelling on José’s nationality and on Asa Jr’s status as a Coca Cola millionaire. Rumors and false details spread like wildfire, confusing the truth about what really happened. Over time the event was forgotten, overshadowed by other sensational Briarcliff headlines.
If you’ve heard about Briarcliff Mansion, you probably know about the zoo and the pool and maybe the laundry. You might know a few anecdotes about Asa Candler Jr’s past. But this story was lost. I’ve researched the event extensively and the story that I’ve pieced together is the closest we’ll ever be to the truth about what really happened at Briarcliff Mansion 89 years ago tonight.
Read more about the murder at the mansion at AsasBriarcliff.com. The link in my bio will take you there.
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Own a piece of Springfield history! Here's a chance for your dream home on a hill! 3 🛏| 3.5 🛁| 3,002 📐This home has been historically reclaimed from a home built in the 1800s. It was rebuilt in '05 using the original hardwood, doors, trim, & an eye-catching staircase. Features large living room, office, sitting area, & playroom. The large bedrooms all have their own fireplace and bath, with one including a vintage claw foot tub. The upstairs features a balcony that overlooks gorgeous scenery. Convenient to I-24.
Be one of the first to see this beautiful home at our Open House this Saturday from 2-4 pm. 🏡
Paid extra on Kemper inset cabinets, copper, and Monogram/Cafe appliances... applied all the time and attention... And 1/3 of the stuff arrives needing repair. Sure, it's a problem, but this is what we do: Minimize and manage the problems. I know with the vendors I partner with, there is swift and positive resolution. -that is a genuine 7ft fireplace circa 1700s. The cut thin brick is for a coordinating kitchen opening. -48 inch dual fuel 6 burner and griddle get monogram professional range, best hood range installed in fireplace chimney, matte white w bronze handles refrigerator and dishwasher - Kemper Kirby inset painted white cabinetry
John C. Collier Home ATLS-2791
——————————————————————————— This structure was built in 1877 as a residence for the founder of Mansfield Male and Female College, John C. Collier (1834-1928). A native of South Carolina, Collier was distinguished educator and Presbyterian minister who in 1869 was asked to establish a school in Mansfield. The college operated from 1870 until 1887 and produced outstanding graduates and community leaders. Located west of the college, the home served also as a residence for female teachers and students. ———————————————————————————
From 1890 to 1909, the A.J. Dukes family owned the Collier house. They made some major alterations to the home, including the addition of Mansfield's first indoor bathroom. Occupants of the home from 1909 until 1944 were Dr. William B. and Sallie (Hodges) McKnight, both of whom had graduated from Mansfield Male and Female College. Dr. McKnight established a medical practice in Mansfield in 1895 and also served as physician for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The house was adapted as Mansfield's first funeral home by T.E. "Ernie" Blessing in 1944. ———————————————————————————
Significant for its association with an early Texas educational institution and with several families of community leaders, the John C. Collier Home has remained a landmark in Mansfield. (1985)
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Gibson Cemetery ATLS-2184
——————————————————————————— In 1853 Garrett and James Gibson, along with other family members, came to Tarrant County and established 160-acre homesteads in a settlement that came to be known as the Gibson Community. Each brother donated land at this site for use as a cemetery. The earliest marked grave is that of Garrett Gibson's infant grandson, James Truitt (d. 1866). All but two of the seventy-three marked graves, many of which have only fieldstones, are for relatives of the Gibson family. The cemetery now serves as a reminder of one of Tarrant County's earliest settlements. (1983)
Estes Cemetery ATLS-13560
——————————————————————————— Estes Cemetery began as the burial ground for the family of Sarah and James Estes. By the middle of the 1850s, the Estes family had moved to Tarrant County. The two were Kentucky natives who married in Missouri. The earliest marked grave is for Sarah Estes, who passed away in 1857. During the next several years, additional members of the Estes family were interred in the burial ground. By 1867, the Estes family opened the cemetery to residents of the area who were not part of the family. During the 1880s, communities developed nearby and residents started to use the burial ground as well. These communities included Webb, Gertie and Britton. Veterans of military conflicts dating to the Civil War are also interred here. ———————————————————————————
A cemetery association cares for the burial ground, which features an arched entryway, vertical stones in its older area, interior fencing and a sloping landscape. The cemetery is still active, continuing to serve descendants of those buried in the cemetery, and it remains a memorial to early settlers of southeast Tarrant County.
The swing at Antrim has many memories. This is Peggy Fleming with her great granddaughter. She spent many hours in this swing overlooking the beautiful fields. She lived at Antrim over 70 years and lovingly nourished every aspect of our over 300 acres. She wanted it to be a place to wrap its arms around every guest and make them feel welcome. When you drive up the long driveway you instantly cast aside your stress and worries .Our goal in all that we do is preservation of the place and of her dream. She loved people and especially children and would love to see brides and families celebrating their most treasured day. When you book an all-Inclusive wedding at Antrim you can enjoy a wedding that is stress free and know that Peggy would love for you to be here. #history#historichomes#historicvenue#southernwedding#allinclusiveweddings
Painting brick and stone... from A Beautiful Mess Blog: OK, let’s get this taken care of right off the bat. When some of you saw this title, you either said to yourself, “Nooooo! Never paint stone!” or you thought, “Well, of course I’m going to paint it!” I really think that painting outdated-looking brick can modernize the home while keeping the original texture. It can give it a fresh new facelift without having to replace the masonry or cover over it. To paint or not to paint brick and stone can be a bit of a polarizing topic. So if you like your masonry au naturel, then that’s totally cool, but if you’re into the painted stone look, then you want to do it right the first time so you don’t end up with a peeling mess later. Prep the surface: Use a coarse wire brush to gently scrub the surface of the brick or stone. This will help loosen and remove any loose dirt or chips of stone before you paint. Clean your stone: Use a nylon bristly brush or sponge to clean the stone with either water and vinegar or a cleaner like TSP that will remove grease from the stone. Go over the stone again with clear fresh water to help rinse the stone and allow to dry overnight before painting. Prime the stone: Although it’s totally a pain to prime surfaces, using a primer on the stone will really help your main paint stick to the masonry like it should. Choose a primer designed for masonry so you know it will adhere to the stone, and let your primer fully dry before painting. Paint the stone: Depending on the pattern and severity of texture in your masonry, you may need a different tool than usual to apply your paint and primer. If you have flat to medium texture in your brick or stone, you can use a roller that is designed for masonry. It’s probably the fluffiest roller you’ve ever seen, but it’s designed that way to hold a lot of paint (stone soaks up paint) and get into all the crevices. If you have big books and crannies you’ll want to use a sponge soaked with paint and a brush to push the paint into all the deep areas. Boom, rad.
Brandon Yard, once a nineteenth century Gasworks, now a collection of beautiful homes overlooking Bristol’s harbour and the SS Great Britain ⚓️ a fantastic restoration project completed by @acorn_property_group and @galliardhomes ✨
——————————————————————————— William H. Healy moved from Yorkville, Illinois to Aurora in 1891. He opened "Healy and Blair", a furniture store that doubled as a mortuary. His brother, Arthur N. Healy, joined him in a new partnership in 1901 and they moved into a new building at 50 W Downer Place. Focusing almost exclusively on undertaking, the firm was officially incorporated in 1919. Increased demand for their services led to the need for a new building.
The Healy Chapel is one of only a few commercial buildings built in the Prairie School style. It was designed by George Grant Elmslie, a renowned architect who worked with Louis Sullivan. Like most Prairie School buildings, there is a strong emphasis on horizontal designs on the exterior. The three-story building features beige stucco along the third floor. A line of orange-glazed terracotta separates the stucco from the brick lower levels.
The building was constructed down the street from the old practice, at 332 W. Downer Place, and cost $100,000. The Healys were the first to bring hearse service to Aurora, and the Healy Chapel is recognized as the first building in the state exclusively used as a mortuary. It is located in the West Side Historic District, but is listed as a non-contributing property. It remains family-owned and continues to operate. Wikipedia
The theme for today's #GeorgianJanuary challenge is #WHITE 🌼 ➡️ This beautiful portrait of an unknown lady was painted by the great portrait painter Allan Ramsey in the mid to late 18th c. We can stop admiring the details of this dress! The silk fabric creases and the delicately laced sleeves are mesmerising 😍 @dames_a_la_mode
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A little #HudsonCountyHistory 📚for you this morning!
Place: Montgomery Street Property
Year Built: 1870
Style: Simplified Second Empire
Address: 268 Montgomery Street .
Built in 1870, among a row of 10 uniform row houses, each house stands three stories tall with a basement and features an ornate front door surround and grand railings along a high stoop.
The entire row is topped by a distinctive, continuous cornice that marries the matching houses together along the block.
This collection of homes was built by Hosea F. Clark and Charles H. Murray of Jersey City, and John Martin Jr. of New York City.
Clark is well-known to Jersey City historians for his service on the Jersey City Common Council from 1866 to 1871 and in the New Jersey state legislature.
Caroline W. Whiton purchased the Montgomery house in 1871 beginning what would be a string of female owners.
Whiton operated the building as a rental property for 20 years.
In 1891, after the death of her husband, Phebe M. Griffith purchased the home for $11,000 and resided there.
In 1919, Griffith’s estate sold the house, and by 1920 it had been divided into three apartments and acquired by Raphael J. and Mollie Frank. .
In 1939, the Franks gave the home to their daughter F. Idah Frank, who had attended Rutgers University School of Law and passed the New Jersey Bar Exam with high honors in 1937. F. Idah and her husband sold the home in 1972, more than 50 years after her parents had purchased it.
By the time Dixon acquired the Montgomery Street brownstone in 2013, the building had been subdivided into four units and few architectural details remained in the interior, save for the exceptional parlor floor.
SHUTTER GOALS 🙌🏼! Matt and I FINALLY finished the siding on our house and are currently in search of some shutters for our New England cape. Originally we were going to get raised panel shutters but am also intrigued by these old fashion shutters with the cutouts 😍 thoughts? #newengland#shutters
This crafty bungalow in the rad section of Tampa called Seminole Heights is a VRBO vacation rental that reads like this: We are situated within “Old Seminole Heights” a Federal, State and City designated “Historic Places" just 3 miles from downtown. Our architect and interior designer led restoration is curated with Antiques and Fine Fabrics coupled with modern conveniences. A stay at Erehwon Retreat is your opportunity to relax in comfort and style, whether you’re here for business or for leisure, or even for both. A recent guest remarked that the Bungalow “is a red head in a sea of blondes.” As well as elegant rooms you can enjoy the amenities and services you would expect of a hotel. We provide Complimentary: Breakfast, WI-FI/ Internet, Off-Street Parking, Linen Service every third day, Children’s Beach and House toys, Beach umbrella and Beach towels, Yoga Mat, Balance Ball, Washer/Dryer, Expert Concierge on-site
Our Florida Native Plant landscape was designated by the Natl’ & FL Wildlife Federation as “Wildlife Habitat 200253" in 2019.
Step through the front door and into a world of elegance when life was simpler and time moved slower. Close your eyes as you sit on the expansive wrap-around porch and you can almost hear the whir of a Model T rambling down the road or a neighbor stopping by for a chat.
When it comes time to eat, you have a gorgeous and well-stocked kitchen where you’ll always find all the basics for a quick snack or gourmet meal. We stock the pantry and fridge with cereal, pancake mix, real maple syrup, spices, butter, milk, Florida OJ, tea, coffee and more. The thoughtful touches continue into the bathroom, where you’ll find towel warmers and luxurious custom-made Erewhon Retreat tea olive soap, ask me to show you Tee Olive plants around the home. At night, lay your head down on the plush Queen hotel grade mattresses and fall asleep on luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets. Choose from either of the queen bedrooms, one with ensuite bath that includes sink, tub /shower and toilet. There is a second, large master bath, also with tub/ shower. We offer a pull out couch in the den perfect for children.
Great option for a wonderful trip.