Holiday House Tour: Simple Traditions
Back stairs leading up to the sewing room show old-fashioned architectural styling from a simple newel post and porch-style railing.
Low paneled ceilings give a cozy scale to the 28-foot-long living room.
The home's design and surroundings create the sense of visiting a park lodge. The owners wanted the home to look like it might have been moved from the nearby community of cottages built from the 1980s to the 1920s.
An old table used as a kitchen island is the perfect height for rolling out pies and batches of Christmas cookies.
Family meals around the antique sawbuck table are set aglow by a moose antler chandelier from a second-hand store.
A white pottery collection and plenty of firewood for wintry nights fit snugly into an antique cupboard.
Cozy nooks abound in upstairs rooms thanks to dormers along the roof.
The master suite's bedside table is "the only new piece of wood furniture I ever bought besides the dining room chairs," says the homeowner.
Bright sewing room
Ten windows brighten the sewing room, where sunlight bounces off white walls, sloped ceilings and a hand-painted floor.