Lovely and timeless! I appreciate that the sofas are normal in size - one reason why mine have been reupholstered. Today's overstuffed versions don't work for me.
I agree about the Paul Bunyan furniture on steroids they make today. No thanks. It's a reminder of the climbing obesity rate that is evident everywhere I look.
Great description! One's lucky if the furniture fits through the door and into the room, and once in, that's about all that can be squeezed into a normal sized room. Of course, most new dwellings have oversized rooms to match.
Put this down as my second favorite post. My all time favorite is the one from several weeks ago that included some of these same images. Thanks Muffy.GLH
This brings back such nostalgic memories of my youth! People of class had white walls! Never anything but!!
This reminds me of bicoastal living between Newport and San Diego, sailing and racing, in my salad days as a Navy junior officer.
I am filled with curiosity: Who is the gentleman in the painting in the fifth picture?
In some circles, this house is as up-to-date today as it was in the 80s. We attended a white tie event last year that my husband was not in town for and asked a good friend to escort us. His comment was telling, "I did not realize this world still existed." My thought is that some things have become even more out-of-sight than ever...especially as our family lives a very understated lifestyle. This site provides a wonderful community...thank you, Muffy, for taking the time and for reopening the comments (my favorite part).
Is that a SeaCraft 20 center console? Those were the best riding boats.