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Square One: Good Home Design Starts Here

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Design snapshot: Captivated by 17th-century craft

comments (0) July 26th, 2012 in Blogs
KHS Katie Hutchison, Contributor

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In today's era of mass production, the hand-hewn clapboards, trim, and windows of the Narbonne House c. 1675 of Salem, Mass. are striking. It's a slanting, bulging beauty of a building in a pleasing putty color. The soft textures of its skin and the rugged simplicity of its windows are increasingly rare. Sometimes in the bustle of everyday commitments, I start to breeze by it without much attention; then I catch myself, and pause to pay it respect. I'm grateful for such a treasure. Visit an historic neighborhood near you; reconnect with time-worn handiwork.

by Katie Hutchison for House Enthusiast and SquareOne

 

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