Our main room, or 'keeping room' features old and very rare pumpkin pine floor boards. These boards range in width from 18 to 24 inches. The room features original huge hand hewn beams and headers, original wainscoting on the lower half of the room, that is one board, over 30 inches wide. There is some floor to ceiling, also painted wide board paneling in the room as well as a paneled fireplace wall.
The focal point is the largest of three restored fireplaces with individual flues, and in this room, a working 'beehive' oven as well.
Windows in the room are the original "9 over 6", and some have panes of old wavy glass. They also feature 2 sets of folding, solid wood interior folding shutters on each of the 3 window.
There are also old handmade wood, wood-pinned, 9 over 6 storm windows for the house.
The fireplace wall is all hand planed 'pigeon-breasted' paneling, a bit 'aged' by Mary, although we do use all of our fireplaces very frequently. They are one of our most favorite and comforting features of our home.
The doors are 2-board (wide board) batten doors with iron thumblatch hardware.
Visit our 'keeping room' on our website TOUR page and take a photo tour of our 18thc. house and gardens.