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House Tour | Alyson Horrocks' 18th-Century Colonial Home

House Tour | Alyson Horrocks’ 18th-Century Colonial Home
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The kitchen opens into the living room.

Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch
The kitchen opens into the living room.

With its wide-planked pine floors, brick-faced fireplace, wooden-door clad cubby holes, and bank of windows, the living room is the kind of which house-hunting dreams are made. Deep-seated sofas, minimal decoration, and absolutely no clutter make for a room in which you can envision yourself kicking back with a good book.

Living Room

Photo/Art by Alyson Horrocks
Living Room

The first floor boasts three such rooms to lounge in, all with that slightly old-world feel that’s become Alyson’s decorating trademark.  Pass between the front door and main stairway, and you’ll enter the second— the library—featuring a built-in bookcase, sprawling hearth, and woodstove.

The library includes built-ins and a wood stove.

Photo/Art by Alyson Horrocks
The library includes built-ins and a wood stove.

The library flows into the burnished-copper hued dining room, with a built-in hutch as its main focal point. It also includes a hand-painted medallion on the ceiling. Alyson completed the look by hanging an antique mirror that matched the aged look of the space.

The dining room.

Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch
The dining room.

The dining room runs back into the kitchen, but that does not complete the first-floor tour. A hallway, flanked by a bathroom and pantry on either side, stretches back into the spacious family room.

The hallway extends from the kitchen to the family room.

Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch
The hallway extends from the kitchen to the family room.

While updated, the style of the bathroom maintains its historic roots.

Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch
While updated, the style of the bathroom maintains its historic roots.

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2 Responses to House Tour | Alyson Horrocks’ 18th-Century Colonial Home

  1. Nick Pasq March 18, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Terrific photos. I left New England years ago and come to visit once in awhile but will never return
    to those taxes.

  2. Guy Scurti March 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Truly New England as only New England can be. May they have many years of contented living in that beautiful home.

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