NH Colonial Farmhouse For Sale – Orchard Hill Farm

Orchard Hill Farm is situated on one of the highest points in Rockingham County. Its beautiful yellow Georgian colonial farmhouse was built in 1730 but has been meticulously restored to museum quality by some of the finest craftsmen in New England. With a newer addition, the home is the best of both worlds, preserving the past but with all the modern amenities for entertaining family and friends.

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The home sits nicely back from the road on a little over 8 acres of land surrounded by 240 heirloom apple trees and a dozen pear trees. There is a large (64 x 30) cedar shake barn with an attached apple store,  a roadside fruit stand, a heated potting shed, a large vegetable garden enclosed by a picket fence, and a pond. Beautiful mature trees and old rock walls border the property.

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A stone walk leads to a large (32 x 9) mahogany decked farmer’s porch before entering the foyer. Straight ahead is a great room with wall to wall and floor to ceiling windows that look out onto the orchard. The (31 x 18 1/2) room has a marvelous wood and beamed ceiling, wainscoting and plaster walls. There is a built-in TV hidden behind raised paneled doors above the wood burning fireplace.

Off the right side of the foyer is a (14 x 12 1/2) bedroom with a slider onto the front porch. The room has wide pine floors, wainscoting and a beautiful beamed ceiling. The en suite bathroom has a glass enclosed shower and pedestal sink.

Off the left of the foyer, you enter the original “keeping room” now a (35 x 13 1/2) eat in kitchen. The focal point of the kitchen is the antique brick hearth with working fireplace, beehive oven and a rare “set kettle”.  On the far wall, a 48-inch professional gas range with double ovens, a grill and griddle is the only modern appliance you notice in the kitchen. The Subzero refrigerator and the Bosch dishwasher are paneled to look like pieces of furniture. Black granite covers the counter tops and large 8 foot island.

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The largest cabinet in the kitchen, built to look like a step back cupboard, serves as the pantry with deep pullout drawers. A marble topped baker’s cabinet is built low for easy kneading and rolling of dough. It also has deep pullout drawers. A tall, narrow cabinet holds a TV that can be swiveled and seen from anywhere in the room. From the dining table you can look out french doors onto the orchard. The kitchen was featured in the December 2014 issue of Country Woman magazine.

Woodwork and cabinetry throughout the home has been hand-planed. The cabinets are put together with mortise and tenon and dovetail joints and secured with wooden pegs. Hand-forged hinges held in place with handmade nails were used on the cabinets. Some cabinets have antique glass doors.

Off the original front hall is the (14 1/2 x 13 1/2) formal living room. It features wonderful handcrafted woodwork surrounding a working fireplace, a parson’s cabinet and a lighted display hutch.

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Across the hall is the (14 1/2 x 13) formal dining room with murals painted by a well-known Maine artist that feature scenes of historic Danville. The working fireplace is surrounded by two lighted glass door china hutches with deep pullout drawers for additional storage.

The original staircase leads to two large (15 x 13 1/2) & (13 1/2 x 13 1/2)  bedrooms, a (9 x 13 1/2) sitting room which can be used as an additional bedroom, a large bathroom with a glass enclosed shower and a white marble topped custom vanity and a separate toilet and sink.

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A (14 1/2 x 10 1/2) laundry room can be accessed off the hall. The room has wall to wall cedar lined closets and a Fisher and Paykel washer and dryer. There is also access to the laundry room from the master suite.

In the downstairs foyer, the main staircase leads to second floor landing were you enter the (20 x 18) master suite with beautiful crown moldings and large windows that overlook the orchard and have views of the mountains in the distance.

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The suite also has a (11 x 9 1/2) study, a (9 x 6 1/2) walk in closet and a his and hers bathroom. Her side has an acrylic claw foot slipper tub and pedestal sink, his side has a glass enclosed shower with two shower heads and a marble topped custom vanity.

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The home has been decorated with style and has top of the line fittings and fixtures throughout the house. Many original features such as 20 inch wide pumpkin pine floors, gunstock corners and beams have been preserved. Modern amenities include up to date electrical and plumbing, four zoned central heating and air conditioning  and an automatic whole house backup generator fueled by a 500 gallon in ground propane tank.

Head down to the large (2,234 sq. ft.) basement with high ceilings where there is a brick and wood paneled wine cellar (17 1/2 x 11 1/2) with wine racks for storing 338 plus bottles. There is also a large (7 foot) storage closet in the cellar. Across from the cellar is a (16 x 14) brick and wood paneled man’s hobby room with a custom crafted 12 foot work bench and a (7 x 4) cedar closet. The basement also has a half bath, a (7 1/2 x 6) root cellar for winter fruit and vegetable storage, an upright freezer and an additional refrigerator/freezer. There is also a water filtration system and a 50 gallon hot water storage tank. Double metal doors lead directly out of the basement to the orchard.

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The home has an (27 x 23) attached heated double car garage with a finished storage loft above, accessed by an interior staircase. Outside of the garage is a (44 x 25) fenced vegetable garden with a (8 x 6) cedar garden shed. On the opposite side of the house is an attached heated (8 1/2 x 7 1/2) potting shed with double stainless steel sinks used for starting plants and washing fruits and vegetables.

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This home is lovely no matter the season. Just imagine yourself sitting in front of a crackling fire in one of the four wood burning fireplaces this fall eating a piece of apple pie made from just picked apples right outside your door.

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Offered at $849,900

For more information, contact:

Carol Linehan, Broker
Coco, Early & Associates-Bridge Division                                                                                 268 East Main Street, P.O. Box 247 East Hampstead, NH 03826                                   Office: 603.382.2121 x29
Cell: 603.494.8376
Fax: 603.382.8580
E-mail: carol_linehan@comcast.net

 

 

 

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167 Responses to NH Colonial Farmhouse For Sale – Orchard Hill Farm

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Good luck with the sale Karen 🙂

  2. Just breathtaking! It will be sold before you know it – who could resist? Much love and good thoughts as you close this chapter in your life in order to open up a new one. Kelli

  3. Karen says:

    Thank you for your compliment, Kelli. I hope you are right as we would love to be able to head south and get settled into our new home. Thank you for your kind thoughts, they are much appreciated.

  4. kitchenriffs says:

    Looks gorgeous! And just the right house for someone looking, I’m sure. Hope you sell it soon!

  5. Karen, I hope someone who loves it as much and will care for it as faithfully as you have buys it. Best of luck with the sale! I’ll miss seeing photos of it though! x

    • Karen says:

      Hi Celia, I agree with you…I’m hoping that we find someone that loves our New England farm the way we have. I believe that the four year restoration of our home that is almost three hundred years old has saved it for another hundred years if we find someone that will be the next loving caretaker of it. I do appreciate your kind thoughts about missing seeing our home on my blog…I’ll definitely miss our pretty yellow New Hampshire home. 🙂

  6. Karen, This beautiful property and house must be on so many wish lists and I can’t imagine that it will take long to find a happy new owner! Best of luck for a quick and easy sale! Linda

    • Karen says:

      Hi Linda, I know that if I was looking in the New England area and was dreaming of a “Martha Stewart lifestyle” this property would be talking to me…that’s what I felt when I first saw it and it was in terrible shape. I had vision and now it has been perfectly restored. I appreciate your nice wish, hopefully that is what happens.

  7. Gerlinde says:

    Karen, just like Celia , I hope someone that appreciates all the work and care that you and your husband put into this property will buy this beautiful place. Good luck with the sale.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Gerlinde. I too hope that we find someone who truly appreciates the history of this lovely home and how we brought it back to life. I appreciate you wish.

  8. It looks lovely. I’m sure you won’t have any trouble selling it.

  9. What a gorgeous farmhouse and the grounds are beautiful! Hope the right person comes along who will love it just as much as you and your family have!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your lovely compliment, Laura…I’m happy to know that you like our New England farmhouse and orchard. I too am hoping that we find the right person that will respect the history and beauty of our home.

  10. Such a beautiful property, and so well maintained. Good luck with the sale!. 🙂

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Ronit, I’m happy that you like the photos of our home and orchard. We too think it is beautiful. Thank you for your wish, hopefully we find someone that loves it the way we have.

  12. Marigene says:

    I can’t see that you will have any problem selling your house…you are in a great county and so close to the Boston area. Whoever buys it is going to be very happy with your beautiful home. I wish I were about 30 years younger and wanting to move back to New England…
    Good luck, Karen, hope it sells faster than you are thinking!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marigene, “From your mouth to God’s ears”. We are indeed in a great location…thirty minutes to the seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine, an hour to Boston Logan airport and the White Mountains, and a four hour drive to New York City. Thank you for your nice wish, it is very appreciated.

  13. savourytable says:

    I am drooling over this beautiful home. Best of luck with the sale and your new home in Florida.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Karen, I’m glad that you enjoyed seeing the photos of our New Hampshire home. Thank you so much for your wish. We are looking forward to starting our new adventure in Vero Beach, Florida. 🙂

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Marigene, “From your mouth to God’s ears”. We are indeed in a great location…thirty minutes to the seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine, an hour to Boston Logan airport and the White Mountains, and a four hour drive to New York City. Thank you for your nice wish, it is very appreciated.

  15. Eha says:

    Oh Karen – I so hope that by the time my comment airs you will have had a multitude of offers already! For someone desirous of your situation this is an absolute giveaway!!! A fantastic property so beautifully presented!! For about 10-15 kms around Sydney even a ‘dump’ will sell in excess of a million . . . were your beautiful home, orchard, and rest of property here I would estimate 6-9 mill!!!! Hope you get your price: hope you get it soon . . . do not give that very special home away for less . . . the bestest !!!!!

    • Karen says:

      You are so sweet Eha, I do appreciate your wonderful thoughts and wish. We tried to price our home so that it would sell quickly so that we can make the move into our new home waiting for us in Florida. We think our home is special and hope that there is someone that will it enjoy it as much as we have. Thank you for your lovely comment.

  16. It’s absolutely a dream Karen—I know you must be torn to say goodbye. . .I think for that price, it will be snapped up fast!!!
    Much luck with the sale and now the official move!!
    Julie

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Julie, Our home really was a dream come true. It was everything I could ever want in a home and you are right it will be hard to say goodbye. I appreciate your wish, we have a new adventure waiting for us in Florida now that our home has finally been put on the market.

  17. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Best of LUCK with the sale, Karen!

  18. dahliadd says:

    Best on the sale of that beautiful home. I pinned and tweeted your link. 😉

    • Karen says:

      Hi Dahlia, I certainly do appreciate that you pinned and tweeted about our home…that was very nice of you. I was encourage by my readers to share the information about our home on my blog. Word of mouth seems to connect people with the same interests and perhaps that will find us a buyer, thank you so much for your compliment and wish. 🙂

  19. Conor Bofin says:

    It must be difficult to sell such a beautiful property Karen. Difficult, for you, not difficult to sell, if you know what I mean.
    Best,
    Conor

    • Karen says:

      Hi Conor, I know exactly what you meant. You are so right, the day I leave our home for the last time will be difficult. As you say, it really is such a wonderful piece of property.

  20. My Kitchen Stories says:

    Oh my what an amazing home. I wish I could buy it . Good luck with the sale Karen

  21. When I dream of moving to New England, this is the type of house that I would love to buy. 🙂 Alas, as a recent university graduate in England, moving to the US is still a dream, but I hope to make it come true one day. Your house is simply wonderful! And I am amazed by the sale price: in the UK, a property similar to Orchard Hill Farm would sell for millions!

    All the best with the sale, and I hope you find a buyer who will cherish it as you and your husband have done.

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your wish and kind thoughts Grace. I do know what you mean about this being the kind of home you envision when thinking of living in New England. That is exactly how I felt when I first saw our home. It needed lots of TLC…four years worth but has given us lots of happiness. I do hope that your dreams come true in the future.

  22. What an amazing house! I am sure they right buyer will come along very soon. Best of luck with the sale.

  23. Good luck, Karen! So wonderful to see more photos of your lovely home.

  24. Such a beautiful home and property. I hope you find the right buyers who will appreciate the craftsmanship and continue to maintain its integrity. Good luck in the sale and with your move Karen.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Diane, for your lovely thoughts. You are always happy when you find a buyer for your home but I’m exactly like you. I do hope that we find someone that will continue to keep the historical features of our almost three hundred year old home…we think that is what makes it special.

  25. Karen, I do not see that you would have any problem selling such a lovely place. I wish you the best fortune in both the sell and the move to your “new” location in Florida. I think this is a win-win situation for all!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kathryn, Now that our home has been built in Florida, we are looking forward to the new adventures that lie ahead for us. I do hope that we find someone that loves our New Hampshire home as much as we do. I appreciate your kind thoughts and wishes, they are very much appreciated…thank you.

  26. restlessjo says:

    Such a beautiful home, Karen! It’ll be a heart breaker to leave it, but warmth and a new chapter will soon compensate. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Jo, I appreciate your compliment about our home. It will be hard to leave but you are right, we are looking forward to our new adventures in Florida. 🙂

  27. Your home was well loved and well cared for. I have a feeling it will sell quickly—it’s truly a gem.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Liz, Our home has indeed be well loved…it is a real pleasure knowing that our restoration will give many more years of happiness to owners in the future. Thank you for your lovely compliment.

  28. What a gorgeous property. I hope a young family buys this and continues to build on your success.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Maureen, for your lovely compliment and wish. I do know that many young families have enjoyed picking apples in our orchard during harvest season…it will be interesting to see who buys our home.

  29. rozpaige says:

    What a beautiful home and setting! I wish you all of the best in the sale and in your new location! New adventures await!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Roz, for your nice compliment and wish. We really are looking forward to the new adventures ahead of us once we make the move to our home in Florida.

  30. Your home is just lovely .. What a wonderful property. It will be hard to leave I’m sure. Wishing you all the best with the sale and the move 😊

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your visit and lovely compliment, Julie. It will be hard leaving our home and New England but we are looking forward to getting settled into our new home in Florida.

  31. It is a truly magnificent home Karen. Best of luck with the sale! 😀

  32. Karen my friend, the best of luck in your new endeavors! I know this very loved and absolutely gorgeous home will be snapped up in a heartbeat!! Heck, if I could move, I’d snap it up!!

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your kind thoughts, Didi. I do hope all my readers are right and someone will fall in love with our home like we did. We are exciting about heading down to Florida and getting settled into our new home.

  33. What a magnificent home Karen. Here’s to you finding the right buyer who will look after the farm as you and your husband have and best of luck with the move into your new home.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mandy, I’m really hoping that we find someone that will keep the historic nature of our home and want to continue caring for the orchard. I appreciate your wish, we are looking forward to the day when we can make a permanent move into our new home in Florida.

  34. Larry says:

    I have to believe there are lot’s of folks who want a place just like this.

  35. nancyc says:

    This is a wonderful home and property–I’m sure it would be hard to leave such a beautiful place!

  36. This is a novel way to sell a house Karen. I’m sure it’ll be snapped up in no time.

    • Karen says:

      Hi David, Thank you for your nice comment about our home. Actually I’m not relay in on my blog to sell my house. I had several readers suggest that I share the information about selling our home on my blog. Who knows, perhaps someone will see this, post it on their Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest site and it will be seen by someone who loves it. In the meantime, I’ve trusted a friend to be my representative in selling our home. She is the expert, not me. 😀

  37. If I won the lottery this weekend you know I’d love to buy this and Big Man could enjoy cider from the orchard! I hardly need to wish you luck for the sale, but I do hope that it goes to a lovely family who will also create some wonderful memories, just as you have done.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tanya, I do wish you would win the lottery…not necessary to buy our home but just to cross the pond for a visit and see what New England is like and compare it to “the original England”. 🙂 I agree with you, I’m hoping that we find someone that will love our property and make their own wonderful memories like we have. Thank you for your sweet comment.

  38. MamaD1xx4xy says:

    What a gorgeous home and property. I’m sure the right buyer will come along quickly. Good luck on you new adventure and settling in to your Florida home.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Gretchen, for your nice compliment about our New Hampshire home. I also appreciate your wish about settling in to our new home in Florida. We are looking forward to making our final move and starting new adventures in a beach town. 🙂

  39. What a lovely, lovely home you are selling. No doubt some lover of colonial farmhouses will come along and not be able to resist the color and the lines, not to mention the setting. I have so enjoyed your many blog posts showing us the interior over the years. Good luck!

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate you compliment, Teresa. New England is known for it’s colonial homes but so many are being torn down and replaced by contemporary homes. I’m hoping we will find a new caretaker for our home…just think, in a few years they can hold a “300 year old” birthday party for the house. 😀

  40. hotlyspiced says:

    I adore your home and I’m sure it will go to a family who will cherish it. You certainly have done an excellent job in preserving and maintaining the home. It looks so warm and inviting and clearly, once you move in, there’s nothing to spend. I wish property in Sydney was so affordable. Where I live the entry level for a home is now at around $2.5 and quickly becoming out of reach to all but a few xx

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your lovely compliment, Charlie. I’m hoping that we find a family that loves the history of this home…we have always thought it to be very special and have tried over the years to keep it that way. We priced our home to be what we thought was a very far price for a buyer…much less than what we paid to buy and restore it.

  41. Barbara says:

    Karen…so, so charming! I can’t believe you’ll have any problem selling. I do miss seeing homes like yours, but doubt I could take the winters anymore. Keep us posted. Such a pleasure to peruse this today.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barbara, New England colonials do have a lot of charm. I hoping we find someone that will appreciate its history and how lovely it is. Thank you, I’m glad that you enjoy this post about our home and appreciate your nice comment.

  42. Such a beautiful home, Karen! I feel at that price you are practically giving it away. Way too much charm to put a price on.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your nice compliment about our home Debbie, we do thin it has a lot of charm. You are right…we are selling our home for less than we have spent on it.

  43. Kristy says:

    Karen you know how if it was the right time in our life, I’d snatch this right up! I’ve always loved this house (and New England). Best of luck with the sale!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kristy, I do know how much you love New England and that you have always admired our home. Too bad our timings in life don’t match, I could definitely see you and your wonderful family enjoying not only our home but making the orchard a fun and rewarding part of your life. Thank you for your wish, it is much appreciated.

  44. chef mimi says:

    What a gorgeous house and property! And so reasonably priced!!!

  45. afracooking says:

    Over the years I have caught little glimpses of your house in your posts. I have always loved it. But now seeing it in full I am struck be how beautiful it is!

  46. I have always loved your New England home. I wish you all the best with the sale of it and your move to Florida.

  47. Ruth says:

    Good luck with the sale, Karen! A bonus about blogging, all your potential buyers have pages and pages about how well your property was restored and maintained by you and your hubs. Wouldn’t it be cool if whoever buys the farm is a blogger, too? 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruth, Your comment gave me a chuckle…it would indeed be fun if whoever buys our farm has a blog. They could continue the history of the home and orchard, it would be definitely fun to follow. 😀 Thank you for your wish, it is much appreciated.

  48. Good luck with the sale and the transition to Florida – beautiful homes both in NH and FL!

  49. Karen says:

    Hi Southern, I’m happy that you have enjoyed the posts about our home. I appreciate you wish and compliment, thank you.

  50. Karen says:

    Thank you for your wish, Judi. We are looking forward to the move to our home in Florida. It is very different from homes we’ve had before…we are ready for a new adventure. 🙂

  51. I am not sure I have seen photo’s of the cellar before. Hope it sells fast 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tandy, The wine cellar has been a joy…it has been so nice to just go downstairs when I need a couple bottles of wine when we are having a dinner party. 😀

  52. Beth says:

    What a breathtaking house. I wish we could move in tomorrow! Good luck with the sale, and hope you’re settled in Florida soon.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your compliment Beth…I’m glad you like our home. We are looking forward to when we can make the move into our home in Florida and I appreciate your wish.

  53. I love this house!!! aww look absolutely beautiful Love the kitchen!! and these apples!!! is a wonderful house to dream and live. :)))

    • Karen says:

      Hi Gloria, I’m glad to know that you enjoyed the photos of our home and I appreciate your nice compliment. The kitchen is a great place to work in…everything a cook needs.

  54. Im sure you will sell soon is georgeous Karen;!

    • Karen says:

      We are hoping it won’t take too long to sell, Gloria but you never know. I hope someone looking to buy a home will like it as much as you do. 🙂

  55. NativeNM says:

    Best of luck to you Karen! I have enjoyed all the photos of your historic farmhouse and hope you find a great family to treasure it as you have. Can’t wait to hear about your new adventures in Florida.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jan, I appreciate your wish…we are looking forward to the new adventures waiting for us in Florida. I’m happy that you enjoyed seeing the photos of our home. 🙂

  56. Just gorgeous Karen. As a Californian, I cannot believe the price. I hope someone as nice as you would purchase the house, respect and cherish it as it deserves.

  57. Sissi says:

    Extraordinary house that we all learnt to know very well thanks to your wonderful blog. I hope you will find buyers who will cherish it as much as you did. Good luck!

  58. Karen says:

    Thank you Fae, for your nice compliment about our home. I do hope that we find a buyer that appreciates its wonderful history and thinks that we have priced it fairly.

  59. Rachel says:

    Hope this part of the journey goes well for you… it is a beautiful property and a lovely home.

  60. Will be sharing, tweeting, pinning or whatever to do my part to help you promote the sell of your home. I know you have loads of wonderful family memories in the home but you will make new ones in your new place. Best wishes!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bobbie, I think it is very kind of you to share and promote the sell of our home…it is much appreciated. We will certainly miss our home but it will be nice to be closer to our family, most of whom live in Florida.

  61. Raymund says:

    Good luck with the sale, lovely house. I wanna live there 🙂

  62. Gallivanta says:

    All the best for the sale of your beautiful home, Karen. It must make it a little easier to move, knowing that you have another lovely home waiting for you in Florida.

  63. My, I would not have thought to see your house for sale. If I lived and worked in your state I would love it, your decorating and all. You have such impeccable taste. I wish you luck on the sale and hope your next endeavor is just as successful in beauty, warmth and happiness.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Donna, If you had asked me a couple of years ago if I would sell our home, I would have said no but our family is all in Florida. We decided that it would be nice to be closer to them, we will only be two hours away. I appreciate your kind words about our sale and move, thank you.

  64. Adri says:

    What an absolutely glorious home, and the property is a dream. It looks very well loved and indeed meticulously restored. Best of luck with the sale!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Adri, for your lovely compliment and wish. We have indeed given this home and property a lot of love over the years…I will miss it.

  65. It’s beautiful and a family will love it! That orchard makes me swoon in my heart!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Pam, I appreciate your nice compliment. I can just imagine what you could grow if you had this property…there would be no stopping you. I hope we find a buyer that will love and make the most of the orchard. 🙂

  66. I don’t think I have seen a lovelier restored historic home and farm…I cannot imagine it will stay on the market long as it is beautiful and has so much to offer

    • Karen says:

      Hi Donna, We really did try to have our house restored to its former glory and were very happy with the way it turned out. I appreciate your compliment, thank you.

  67. A livable masterpiece! SO many extra amenities — heated potting shed! Wine cellar! Oh, my! A gorgeous place. But on to to Florida!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rosemary, You are so right…our home is almost 300 years old but it really is very livable as it has been totally updated. I believe it has most everything you could wish for in a home, at least I made sure it had everything I ever wanted. Even though our new home is lovely, I will definitely miss having a wine cellar and my wonderful potting shed. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  68. Your Georgian farm house is absolutely gorgeous and full of character, Karen! It will be sold soon. Mine is still in the market. It’s a large, Mediterranean house… Hopefully it will be bought by someone who appreciates its features.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Denise, for your lovely compliment. We can both relate to how hard it is to sell a home but hopefully we will be successful in the not too distant future. When we lived in our previous home in Florida, it was an old Spanish Revival home with an interior courtyard with a fountain so I’m sure I would love your home. 🙂

  69. Eva Taylor says:

    I read this post on our way to Niagara Falls last week, what a gorgeous home! I wish you much luck in finding by the right buyer who will love and respect this house as you and your husband have. It might be rather sad to leave it but fortunately you have the new house to look forward to!. The price seems very reasonable (in Toronto terms) where three quarters of a million dollars will get you a starter home on a stamp-sized property!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for coming back and leaving a comment Eva…I appreciate your nice compliment and wish. We tried to put a very fair price on our home. Hopefully a buyer will be happy with it as we are looking forward to starting new adventures in Florida. 🙂

  70. Debbie says:

    Karen, I bet it will sell rather quickly. I am going to miss it too.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Debbie, I hope you are right. It would be nice to get moved into our waiting home in Florida. I think all my readers are going to miss my New Hampshire home as much as I will, thank you for your lovely comment.

  71. Vee says:

    Oh. I just found you and you’re leaving. I have very much enjoyed seeing your beautiful home. All the best with the sale.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vee, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice comment. I’m glad you enjoyed seeing our home and I appreciate your lovely compliment and wish.

  72. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Lovely post and photos Karen. Have been meaning to comment on it all week. The wall mural in particular is a dream! Best of luck with your sale. I’m sure it will be snapped up quickly.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Saskia, I’m glad that you enjoyed the post and photos of our home. I appreciate you wish and compliment. I’m happy to know that you like the murals in our dining room…they are all scenes from our town as they would have looked in the 1700’s.

  73. Karen, wow, I can’t believe you are moving. You must be heading for bigger and better things to leave such a stunning home. I know it will be snapped up. Wishing you luck on your latest adventure and looking forward to seeing your next kitchen as you rustle up the food that makes it home.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Hester, We are going to be moving to Vero Beach, Florida. We had a new home built… it is quite a bit smaller than our present home but plenty big for two people. I hope you will enjoy my future posts from my open concept kitchen with food inspired by my southern and tropical new lifestyle.

  74. Good luck with the farmhouse sale Karen!!!

  75. OMG! What a gorgeous home! The price seems reasonable! I love it!

  76. What an amazing place to have called home. You must have loved your time there!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Elizabeth, Thank you, I’m glad you like our home. We do love living here and when our home is sold, I know I will have mixed emotions when the moving van arrives for our move to our new home in Florida.

  77. What a beautiful place! I love the oval window and the fenced garden with shed is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing.
    Lori with LL Farm

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lori, Thank you for stopping by to visit. I’m happy to know that you enjoyed the photos of our home and farm. I agree with you about the oval window, I think it is a lovely feature in our home. It is nice to have a shed to keep all the tools within easy reaching distance while working in the garden.

  78. ladyfi says:

    What a beautiful home!

  79. Sartenada says:

    Amazing and very beautiful. Your photos praise it beauty! Good luck with the sell.

  80. Karen says:

    I appreciate your compliment and wish, Sartenada. I’m happy to know that you enjoyed the photos of our home and orchard.

  81. Daniela says:

    What a beautiful, elegant home Karen!
    Good luck with the sale, the future owner is a very lucky guy to purchase such a gem

  82. Karen says:

    Thank you Daniela, for your wish about selling our home and your lovely compliment.

  83. lulu says:

    I can’t help but think it makes you a little sad to give up a beautiful place that is so lovingly restored. A new owner is sure to be very happy with such a find.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Linda, I do think the next family will be happy, I know I’ve enjoyed the years we have spent here. You are right…it is always a little hard handing over the keys when your home has been sold.

  84. What a beautiful place, I hope you find the perfect owner for this house!

  85. Karen says:

    Thank you Jasline, for your nice compliment. I’m hoping we find someone that loves our home and its wonderful history as much as we have.

  86. Charming and beautiful. How can you bear to leave?

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your nice compliment, Jason. It will be hard leaving our New England home but we have a new home and adventures waiting for us in Florida.

  87. What a perfectly lovely home…I hope the next owners take care of it with as much love as you have! All the best with everything!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your nice wish and compliment, Laila. Hopefully we will find new owners that will love and treasure this home the way we do.

  88. …just had to add, that as a child and teen I always dreamt that I might someday live in a New England home. Life has shown another course for which I am pleased but the charm of the old New England homes does not seem to vanish. Who knows…maybe someday!

    • Karen says:

      I totally understand where your are coming from, Laila. I believe that New England is a very special place. There is so much history about our nation in this area and I think the old homes represent a great part of that. 🙂

  89. it looks amazing. I cant believe you are selling it- of course I am sure by now its been sold since I am late to the game! Wishing you much luck!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jessica, I appreciate your wish as we have not found a buyer for our home as yet. We have decided to move to Florida as that is where all of our family lives and we will only be a two hour drive away from them.

  90. What a truly amazing home. It’s clear in looking at all of these pictures how much you and your husband have vested yourselves in lovingly restoring this home. I know it will be so hard for you to let it go, and I hope the perfect buyer comes along and snatches it up…one who will appreciate it and love it as much as you have. It seems really well priced for the amount of house, barn and property. Wish I could buy it! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your kind words about our home, Betsy. I too hope that we find the perfect family that will enjoy it as much as we have…we think it is very special.

  91. What a beautiful home, Karen. I’m sure you and your husband have been so happy there and have obviously taken great pride in making everything just perfect. I’m sure it will sell very quickly, and that you could even have a bidding war on your hands. 🙂 Good luck. xx

  92. Karen says:

    Thank you for your nice compliment and wish, Sylvia. My husband and I have really enjoyed living in our New Hampshire home. Hopefully we will find a buyer that loves it as much as we have and then we can make our move to our new home in Vero Beach…not too far away from where you are living. 🙂

  93. Zirkie says:

    It is a beautiful place!

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