Nehemiah Royce House, 538 North Main Street, Wallingford, Connecticut. Built 1672; the oldest house in Wallingford. George Washington addressed local citizens from this site in 1775. Picture taken Feb. 2006; used by permission.
Yeah...just wanted to post a picture of my new house...pffffftt! I WISH! LOL!
I always wanted to live in an old farmhouse out in the country. A couple of friends even wrote in my high school yearbook "hope you find your farmhouse" (and that was quite a while ago!)
I am sooo thankful for my little house in the woods. It is far from "farmhouse" - just a manufactured home - but again, I am thankful for it!
But it is still fun to dream! And in recent years I've taken a liking to Saltbox houses also.
I did a search on Saltbox houses and found some info on Wikipedia.org.
I learned that the Saltbox (generally two stories in the front and one story in the back...built in a "lean-to" fashion with a central fireplace) takes its name from a wooden lidded box in which salt was once kept.
The Saltbox is American Colonial in style and originated in New England, becoming popular during Queen Anne's tax on two story homes.
I love the color of the house in the pic above! I would love to ramble through the rooms and sit in front of the huge fireplaces at night and plan roadtrips to find period pieces for it. I know this probably won't happen, but that's okay because I love to dream! It's ALWAYS good to dream!
Hope you are enjoying your dreams this week - take care!