The veranda of my house is, of course, one of the first things you notice. It wraps around the house, from the parlor, across the front hall, and ends in a beautiful gazebo. Here is the first picture known of it:
The Arthur Barnwell House was built in 1880, owned by the Barnwell family, then the King family, and then was purchased by the DeCamps family. The story I have been told is that they had moved away from the area, and then returned to the house in the 1920’s. It was practically covered in vines! It then had a makeover, and the veranda looked like this:
I love this picture taken of the DeCamps family in the gazebo…
Around 1980 the Williams family did an extensive renovation. The house was added to the Historic Registry due to Lee Williams’ hard work. I love the way the house looked when she was done, and we will be returning it to how it looked then.
And here is the Historic Registry plaque, that was stolen, of course!
Here are some gorgeous pictures that Lee Williams had made of the veranda. She submitted these with the application for the Historic Registry:
To say that we have a lot of work to do is the understatement of the century! The corner opposite the gazebo is the front parlor. There are floor to ceiling windows in that room, all the way around. We found most of the original shutters, scattered all over the property. It is a really beautiful feature…and the windows were designed to go all the way up, so that you can walk in and out of the room through the windows! I can hardly wait to sit in my gazebo after supper!
Here is the Pinterest board I have been putting together with ideas for my veranda. Let me know what you think!