Clemence-Irons House: One of the Oldest Homes in Rhode Island

My visit to the Clemence-Irons house rounds out all Historic New England homes in the state of Rhode Island – woot woot! Historical Highlights Thomas Clemence is the first ‘on-record’ owner of this property in 1654, who eventually grew his original 8 acre purchase into one hundred acres. Thomas & his wife Elizabeth had four…

Quincy House: Country Estate to a Revolutionary Family

The night before I visit a home, I usually have two thoughts: “Do I know where I’m going?” and “Do I know anything about this house?”. Sometimes I actually like not knowing the answer to either, but more often than naught my anxiety kicks in and I have to at least look up the address…

The Browne House: 1698 “Mansion House” in Watertown, MA

The Browne House is only open three days a year, so you bet that I had this one marked on my calendar since early spring – enjoy! Historical Highlights Abraham Browne was an early settler in Watertown, MA, a very close-by suburb to Boston. Records show his being in the area as early as 1632,…

The Arnold House: 1693 Stone-Ender in Lincoln, RI

I’ve been slacking a bit in the home tour department lately, trying to squeeze in some summer relaxation on weekends with friends & family before we start thinking too much about the “Fall” or “Winter” or “Snow” become a reality. But, I’m excited to share my visit of the Arnold House with you! This little…

Casey Farm: 1702 Farm on Narraganset Bay

A few weeks ago, a friend & I took a drive down to the Casey Farm in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. At this point in my journey, I have been to 14 Historic New England homes (still 23 to go!). Some of tours I’ve been the only tourist, and others I’ve been accompanied by a handful…

The Codman House: A Countryside Family Affair

I had two special VIP guests join me for this tour – Mr. Cameron Fitzpatrick and his gorg mama, one of my favorite ladies ever. Cam will be one next month (!!!) and while he may have had one heck of an epic meltdown on the car ride to the Codman House, he was an…

Sayward-Wheeler House: Seaside Home of a Tory in York, Maine

For the past six years, a group of my favorite eight ladies have been coordinating a Girls Trip somewhere on the coast in early June. I went the first year, then skipped a few due to life getting in the way, but was excited when I got the invitation earlier this year and that the…

The Dole-Little House: 1715 Newbury Home with ties to the Smithsonian

When pulling up to the Dole-Little House, its easy to see why the location for the home was chosen – this saltbox has a picturesque  view of the Parker River and is on a main thoroughfare through the beautiful town of Newbury, Ma. Newbury was incorporated in 1635, not long before the building of the…