If you live in the Boston area, or have plans to visit, I would highly recommend a trip to the Adams National Historical Park, which includes the family homestead in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts. The house at “Peacefield” (also referred to as “The Old House”) was originally purchased by John and Abigail Adams, and remained in their family for four generations (1788-1927). Talk about Interiors for Families! The Adamses wrote the book.
I realize this isn’t standard fare for design and family blogs, but as an American history buff, I can’t help but be fascinated by how families lived hundreds of years ago, and how a continuously occupied home can evolve over the course of several generations. Perhaps other people feel the same way!
Photo source – National Park Service
There are more interior and exterior pictures over at the National Park Service’s website.
Happy Friday, everyone!