Holiday Carriage House
The Holiday Carriage House is the guest quarters tucked behind a lovely red clapboard home originally built in Connecticut in 1790. Set amidst lush lawn and brick pathways, the matching red clapboard Carriage House was designed by owners Jim and Linda Hobbins and architect David Howard to reflect the old New England features of the original home. Decorated entirely by the owners for the approaching holidays, the Holiday Carriage House is an uncommonly charming hideaway perfect for both family stays and sizeable dinner parties.
Enter the Great Room with sweeping views through the south-facing wall of windows on the left and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace to the right. Jim crafted the four large wooden wheel candelabras over the center table and restored the two 1882 hanging lamps for the entry and Kitchen. Furnishings were selected with large family gatherings in mind. The piano, a family heirloom, dates from 1908.
The sleeping quarters are ready for the holidays as well. Decorated by Linda Hobbins, the two bedrooms on the main floor, each with private bath, are cozy and feature colorful fabrics and accent pieces. Up the short flight of stairs, discover the children's loft. This delightful room sleeps six, features window seats and pillows for reading, and quilts and stuffed animals for snuggling. The entire family will want these holidays to go on forever.
The expansive lower level of this delightful Holiday Carriage House is the workshop of Linda Hobbins' Custom Wreaths of Potomac. It is simply a delight! Please stop by. Custom Wreaths is open through 5 p.m. both days of the Tour.
The photos below are by Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Featured in 2015