This vintage house was originally built in 1813 in a beautiful spot overlooking the Connecticut River.
When it was remodeled in the late 1960s, the homeowners loved many things about the place, but wanted to change a few things to bring it more up to date.
Since the old home had far more bedrooms than baths — as to be expected in a house built before indoor plumbing was available — the owners were happy to trade one of the former for two of the latter.
On this page, you can see one of the two renovated washrooms. Located at the fireplace end of the original bedroom, this 10-foot square bathroom was created for the lady of the house, filled with her favorite garden yellows.
Wallpaper with an open mesh wicker weave pattern of yellow on white covered the walls, and established the basis of the warm country-style bathroom decor.
The elegant lavatory consisted of a yellow bowl and marble-like countertop set on a white carpenter-built short apron console table supported by ready-made reeded legs.
The sink cabinet’s moldings and style perfectly matched that of the small fireplace on an adjacent wall. Next to the hearth was a vintage staple: a heart-shaped reed chair that had been painted white.
The bathtub (yellow, seen in the foreground) and toilet occupied separate niches on a common platform that covers the pipes.
Yellow vinyl tiles on the floor matched the wallpaper, and a fluffy off-white faux lambskin rug in the middle of the room was kind to bare feet. The small rug, along with the niche curtains, also served as a sound absorber.