The Colorful Houses of Newburyport

There is a common thread between New Englanders. Lobster rolls and cozy fall sweaters rank high on the list among other things…namely pumpkin spice lattes. Yet, a deeper, universal lust is always shared for historic architecture; colorful antique homes and well groomed landscapes.

It’s reliable to say that you can get a bucolic dose just about anywhere in the six-state region, but one of our favorites is Newburyport, MA.

#1.

The Moses Hoyt Shipwright home C. 1779 – a candy apple red colonial topped with cedar shake shingles and a blue and cream colored door. It almost looks as if they forgot to build the mirroring right side, I let my imagination fill in the blanks.

#2.

A well appointed taupe farmhouse complete with the perfect side porch, single car detached garage and perfectly manicured lawn.

#3.

Shipwright Benjamin Dutton’s historic pumpkin colored colonial C. 1797. The home hides behind white hydrangeas and mature foliage. Doting black shutters an impeccable white trimmed doorway, made complete with a quintessential white picket fence.

#4.

The Craftsman Brothers Contractors, sage green colonial with a navy blue door.

#5.

An electric blue farmhouse with a plum colored door and two perfect window boxes.

#6.

The town’s original fire station (c. 1835-1890) turned Fogg’s grocer (c. 1890-1970) urned Link’s Lock Shop (c.1970-1998) now a private residence.

#7.

John Orne’s C. 1800 Colonial, now a lime green goddess with a perfect lilac entry. Beautiful front gardens and an antique lantern.

#8.

A cedar shake cottage with cream colored shutters and a granite post and picket fence.

Which one is your favorite?