Built in 1736 by a Welsh farmer, it was added onto at some later date and totally renovated in the 1920's by architect, R. Brognard Okie, who had also overhauled William Penn's estate, Pennsbury Manor.
I began the weekend by giving each of our offspring a mug with our picture on it--a photo taken in the 1970's before we started our family....
I spent a lot of time just sitting in the various rooms in the 4-story house....absorbing its history--all the families that have come and gone. Sometimes all we may leave behind for future generations are the houses we lived our lives in, but that is enough if love was shared in those houses with those who lived and visited there.
Here are some more photos of Plumb Nilly....
|This entrance leads into a cozy den with fireplace|
|This is the entrance to the second floor that we used|
|That's the door we entered...behind the stairs are the stairs to the first floor kitchen/dining room|
|That's the door at the bottom of the stairs into the dining room|
|Back up to the 2nd floor. That's the view into the formal living room|
This formal room was bright and cheery
|Up the stairs to the 3rd floor bedrooms|
This bedroom had its own bath
Back out in the hall to reach the Master bedroom around the corner
I came home and hung curtains on my 4-poster bed
|This is the sitting room in the Master bedroom--there is a working fireplace just to the right|
|To reach the 4th floor bedrooms you had to open an attic door and climb some very steep stairs|
|Here is the other 4th-floor bedroom--there is a bathroom on this floor as well|
|Back down the stairs....|
|To that cozy den with the fireplace where we kept a fire burning each night|
|Adjacent to the den was another sitting room|
|It also contained a working fireplace|
Plumb Nilly has been the summer home for a lovely lady from NYC for the past 28 years, but now it is up for sale because her family has grown up and find little time to come "home". Another family will take their place, add their stories, share their love. I felt privileged to spend a few days and nights there. Thank you, Etan. It was such a pleasure to meet you and to spend some time in your lovely home-away-from home.