Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pretty Old Marietta Cottage

Today I came across this great 100 year old Folk Victorian cottage in Marietta, Georgia. (There are lots of old houses in Marietta) that is featured on Better Homes and Gardens online.

I think this house might have had some Victorian bric-a-brac across the front at the top of the columns. It's a dead ringer for the style according to A Field Guide to American Houses--in case you aren't familiar with the book, it's a wonderful resource for Pretty Old Houses.

Front of house painted yellow and white

It has a center hall with really high ceilings. I'm not sure what's going on with the attic ladder, do you think it's down all the time?

Entryway with chandeliers

Don't the old floors look wonderful?

Inside front door, picture hanging on wall

Living room furniture

I love the young fresh decorating.

Accessories set against dark-colored walls

Note the burlap drapes. Maybe Ballard?

Dining room with fireplace

This is my favorite pict from the article. The old looking glass cabinets are incredible. According to the article they were just made to look old.
The sink was reused from the old kitchen.

Kitchen Countertop and cabinets

Cabinet detail of glass doors

Kitchen shelves with colorful dishes

Kitchen shelf detail

I'd never think to arrange hooks like this. It's good.

Claw-foot tub in bathroom

This might be a little too primitive for me.

Bathroom cabinets, sink with mirror

It seems all the fireplaces are old brick. Were there mantles?

Master bedroom with fireplace

What can I say about this? Okay, you know me, I can always think of something to say.
They need to paint the ceiling--Haunt Blue of course.

Front porch with swing

Hope you enjoyed this little tour. For the complete article go to BHG.