Well, Shinejil asked. (A woman after my own heart!) Yes, there are some charming older architectural details in my house. It's *not* a flowers-and-lace Victorian from 1890. Those are my favorites - I swoon over octagonal rooms that pointlessly waste space - but they do it so beautifully! It is, however, historic, and it has a bit of fun stuff. Unfortunately, this is obscured to all but the most imaginative (or smitten) eye by the frankly unforgivable decor deployed by the current owners - and I am sparing you the worst of it, BTW.
But, it has a nice banister (seen here from an oblique angle), lovely old doors, and beautiful floors:
(BTW, I'd like to note that I do *not* consider that wallpaper unforgivable. I'm not sure my DH could live with it, but I absolutely could; it's old. Some of my larger problems with the decor will shortly be revealed.)
An original, unfinished attic (be still, my heart! Ah, memories of my childhood):
Here's where we get into the "mixed bag" territory - you see before you lots of windows around the door; pretty interior window trim; an upper window with an antique latch; and an original radiator. All good. But that carpet...look at that carpet. They carpeted the whole foyer. And the stairs. Given the age of the house, it will have hardwood underneath...but that carpet.
Anyway, I've shared, I'm signing off for now. If anyone recognizes these shots and is planning to buy this very house, please let me know so I can begin my grieving process now. For the group of nefarious lurkers who must be reading my blog just so they can ferret out the identities of my dream houses and buy them out from under me...good luck finding the house on the strength of these pictures. Thbbbpt.