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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 family room

Photo/Art by Alyson Horrocks
The family room

Of course no old New England house would be complete without a ghost in residence. Although not included on the home’s listing sell sheet, various members of the family have heard weeping, laughter, and even a few sentences uttered in French drifting from the library.

Can you find the ghost in this portrait of Alyson's family?

Photo/Art by Brenda Darroch
Can you find the ghost in this portrait of Alyson’s family?

Infused into the home’s style are pieces of art and ephemera that speak to Alyson’s love of all things historic, New England, and, yes, even a bit spooky—like the portrait she had painted of her family that includes the image of their home’s specter flitting through the village burying ground.

With an abundance of space for the kids to spread out, rooms filled with historic details including quirky nooks and crannies, and a resident ghost, the time Alyson spent searching for her dream home paid off. And with the task of finding the perfect place behind her, she now has plenty of time to focus on writing for her site, NewEnglandLiving.com, where she chronicles life in the six-state region.

Brenda Darroch

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Brenda Darroch

Biography:

Digital Editor Brenda Darroch creates and manages content for YankeeMagazine.com, YankeeFoliage.com, e-newsletters, and Yankee's search and social media initiatives. Follow Brenda Darroch on !
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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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