The listing details for this property sold me before I even saw the photos: “In the idyllic town of Acworth, New Hampshire, located at the end of a private tree-lined drive, this 1793 Colonial is embraced by a pastoral setting with 200 acres of conserved land that includes a pond, lush meadows, a forest, and distant views of Mount Monadnock.”
The listing agent says, “The interior is simply elegant, with pleasing proportions, wide pine floors, period details and antique charm.”
“The grand front hall and stairs lead to the second floor, with 3 bedrooms, a full bath and study, all enhanced with gorgeous views.”
“At the heart of the house, the country kitchen with brick fireplace adjoins with a spacious living room.”
This old brick fireplace gives the kitchen character:
Across from the house is a barn with a light-filled art studio where artist Jerry Pfohl once worked:
It looks like a pretty typical barn here:
But then you get to the artist’s studio, and wow:
I’m loving all the windows, the bookshelves, the wood-burning stove, and the artwork. Makes me want to take up painting just to get to work in a space like this!
Acworth is a small town with fewer than 1,000 people living in it. The listing included this picture of the Village Store:
Seeing it triggered my Baby Boom fantasies. In that movie, Diane Keaton moved to an old house in a small country town and sold her homemade baby food in a place like this. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the village vet looked like Sam Shepard. 😉
But I digress! This photo of the town’s historic meetinghouse got my attention in the listing, too, not only because it’s so striking…
…but because when I was researching artist Jerry Pfohl’s work, I came across this picture he painted of it:
It was built in 1821 in the town common, next to the town hall. You can read about the work done to preserve it here. And for more photos and information about the Colonial house and barn for sale, check the listing. (Sorry, it sold.)
I would love to see what someone like Daryl Hall could do with a house like this. Have you seen his show on the DIY Network? He’s passionate about restoring houses from this era. You can see one of them here.