All photos: James Brasco, Century 21 Shawmut Properties
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There is another chicken by the front door. Is it a charming random accent or An Omen?
The answer is clear when you look inside. Note both mantel shelves and the hearth.
I love the archway separating these gracious rooms. I've come to love creamy white walls.
White walls would suit us since we have such colorful furniture, rugs, and art.
But I always like color on ceilings: pale, ethereal greenish-blue for these rooms, maybe.
And some thin, defining molding is needed up there, too... but I digress.
You won't see an inordinate amount of chickens here.
Unless you study the prints and look by the windows.
No chickens here. Just a lovely staircase and a leaded-glass window.
And a cat toy at far right? And do you see some long white socks?
Oh, look! How adorable! Now I want this house. Despite that chicken.
(I like the green paint, too.)
Here in the kitchen, the stenciled walls and marbled doors feel strangely familiar.
I bet the owner has a copy of Paint Magic by Jocasta Innes (mine is from 1981 but there are later editions). I consulted it to create sponged, dragged, and wood-grained effects for decades.
Blame Jocasta for our living room walls and other colorful craziness in our condo.
Look closely at the stencils. The ceiling fan has lost its blades.
I wish they hadn't painted the woodwork green but maybe it was painted previously.
They painted the enamel sink cabinet but left the stove alone, mercifully.
I still prefer this to countless boring modern kitchen with stupid islands, too many cabinets,
ugly granite, cheap stainless appliances, and... don't get me started.
The dining room: an appropriate place to display to an inappropriate quantity of poultry.
I think that is cat-grass growing on the table. I think I'd like these people.
I like this wall color. But the woodwork is painted. We Jocasta Inness people know tricks.
Ah, an old-fashioned bathroom with the plaster equivalent of cake frosting everywhere.
I would choose this over a tiled, "updated" bathroom any time.
That is a remnant of the hall carpet next to the tub, I think. Two chickens?
One of these doors leads to the second-floor porch.
But first you have to get past the trophy chicken.
I'd enjoy reading your comments. Are we crazy to even be thinking about looking at a place like this?
But look at how content that cat on the stairs seems to be. (And our vet is in JP.)