I took a little drive the other day to drop off a few Christmas gifts to friends. I grabbed my camera and wanted to snap a few pictures of the gorgeous New England style homes that catch my eye every time I drive around my neck of the woods in Connecticut. When we first moved here I had the kindest girl offer to drive me around the area and show me her favorite spots and why she loves Connecticut. It was so fun, I learned a lot and also appreciated our new town so much more. I hope to pay it forward one day.
I accidentally drove down this road that was a dead end. These amazing Christmas wreaths were hanging on this gate. I loved that they hung them even though not many people drive down this road but family and friends or curious/lost drivers like myself.
This is another thing I love about Connecticut and back East, that this huge Estate was right next door to this one…
Isn’t it so charming? No houses are alike in New England. I personally am drawn to the white homes.
This catholic church is in the neighborhood of these homes. I heard the bells chime as I got out of the car to take pictures. This church was built in 1725. Water was up to the middle of the doors after Hurricane Sandy, they had to repaint it.
This home is on the Historical registry, it was built in 1776. If a home is on the historical registry as a private property the owner can make changes to it as they wish, they can also apply for a tax credit. It is right across from the water.
Some of the homes are Sears homes, that were purchased from the Sears catalog dating back to 1920. They are all so charming and quaint. Can you imagine picking out a house from a catalog and having the supplies show up?
I am absolutely in love with these arched doors. If I build again, it will have an arched door.
I also love how the shutters on these old homes are actually functioning shutters. Very practical for living close to the beach if you ask me.
I had been wanting to take pictures of my girls at this home we ride past on our bikes when we go to the Library. It is on the Historical registry too.
Thanks for taking a tour around where we live in New England. With all these historical homes I never get tired of going for a drive or finding new places to run. I am looking for inspiration, we are going to be updating the front of our home this coming Spring and I can’t wait!