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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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

Which one is your favorite?