23 June 2011

Vintage Homes: Johnson-Kay

We were able to explore the rooms, closets and stairways of an old home last week. There were pleasant surprises around each corner, and a few interesting discoveries.

Although this home is being restored and turned into the town’s commerce offices, it was once the mayor’s residence. The design and layout of the house would be perfect for practicing hospitality.

Vintage Chair

In the entryway there sat vintage chairs with great style and fabric design.

Vintage Stairway

Beside and above the mid-way landing of the stairs was a sitting area. It seems like the perfect place for portraits, and made me think of Monica’s bridal shoot.

Old Banister

Windows in the Closet

When opening a closet door, one doesn’t always expect to find light brightly shining in through windows. This miniature closet, with hooks lined at the top of the walls, looked as though it was the perfect hiding place for wee ones back in the days when it housed a family.

Inside the Closet

Inside the closet.

Old Door

At the top of these stairs was found the third floor—one large room, lined with torn wallpaper, and brightly lit by the sun shining through each of the grandly-shaped windows.

Third-Floor Windows

In the same room there was a total of three different wallpapers. The prints were of fox hunters on the move, Indians riding horses, and rabbits staring back at you. A very interesting combination.

Vintage Doorknob

And that is a close to the mini-tour of the mayor’s old home – thank you for exploring with me…
I’m looking forward to the opportunity to photograph the next vintage home!

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  1. 15 Responses to “Vintage Homes: The Mayor’s House”

  2. Kyleigh on Jun 23, 2011 said:

    I love the stairwell and the closet! What a beautiful home!

  3. Phyllis on Jun 23, 2011 said:

    Beautiful pictures. Not that it is important but….where is the home located. I enjoy your blog and just last night made one of your ribbon flowers.

  4. Gretchen on Jun 23, 2011 said:

    your pictures are stunning!!!

  5. Laura S. on Jun 23, 2011 said:

    Lovely, lovely… it is a beautiful home, isn’t it? Douglas and I were able to tour it the summer before Edmund was born, when they were still fundraising to begin restoration. We’ve watched the outside of the home regain its beauty, but I have not been inside again to see what has been done! Thanks for the peeks!

  6. Jennifer @ Her Southern Charm on Jun 23, 2011 said:

    Wow. You really gave life to the empty home and your shots show it filled with the warmth of the beautiful sun and captures the essence of a life once there. Love it!

  7. Sara on Jun 23, 2011 said:

    Oh, what a delight to get to tour these old homes! This reminds me a lot of Silvermont, the mayor’s house here that was recently restored. That closet is AMAZING! And you did such a lovely job capturing it all!

  8. Miss. Antoinette on Jun 23, 2011 said:

    Such a delightful home! Thanks for sharing these neat photos! I just love old homes like these! (happy sigh)


    Miss Antoinette

  9. Pauline on Jun 24, 2011 said:

    what a beautiful house!

  10. Chloe Chapman on Jun 24, 2011 said:

    I love visiting old homes.There is just a charm and character in them that you can’t get in a new house.I just recently went to a Frank Lloyd Wright home while I was visiting in Michigan. It was wonderful.

    -Chloe Chapman

  11. Rachel Redman on Jun 24, 2011 said:

    I really enjoy visiting historic homes too. They generally have such an old-fashioned, welcoming charm to them that one misses in a lot of modern homes. Pretty pictures!

  12. Kristiana on Jun 24, 2011 said:

    I just adore old restored homes. Some friends of ours restored their one-hundred year old home. It is a gorgeous house with its vintage country style furnishings.

    Many Blessings!

  13. Kristiana on Jun 24, 2011 said:

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Gabrielle Renee on Jun 25, 2011 said:

    Lovely photos, Emily Rose! I just love old houses. :) I was wondering, were you going to post the photo we {my sisters and I, Breezy, and you} took together along with Rebecca and Kate? I was thinking of maybe having it as my FB picture. :) Those two days were so much fun!

    Gabrielle Renee

  15. Jessica on Jul 11, 2011 said:

    I love the pictures! Such a lovely old house!

  16. Lauren Simms on Jul 20, 2011 said:

    I want this house! I dream of owning a house quite similar to this. You captured the house beautifully in your photographs. I can imagine the children playing in the closet, running up the stairs… It steals my breath

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