Brookfield Corners, New Hampshire
Well-maintained, historical center-chimney cape, the former Dudley Pike Tavern, c. 1788, offers four working fireplaces, two beehive ovens, wide pine floors, original tavern room, original tavern dining room, one first floor bedroom, two upper-chamber bedrooms, keeping room, one bath, country kitchen with fireplace, large stand-up attic, and other original features. Includes post and beam barn with heated workshop, carriage house (former antiques shop) with half-bath and sleeping loft. Well-landscaped with established herb and perennial gardens, apple trees, berry bushes, 18th C. lilacs, and stone walls. This home consists of the front cape section built c. 1788, and a large ell built c. 1833 when the house became the tavern. The barn and carriage house were built at about the same time.
Located in a small and rural settlement of other early houses. One hour from Concord, New Hampshire and Portland, Maine. Only 45 minutes from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Maine coastal villages; 40 minutes from New Hampshire ski areas.
Featured in Early American Life magazine, August 2009; A Simpler Way of Life, Norfleet Press book, November 2013; A Simple Life magazine, cover feature, Spring 2014.