Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jethro Coffin House | Nantucket Massachusetts

The 1686 Jethro Coffin House on Nantucket defines the features of the New England saltbox with its small, medieval windows and long sloping rear roof. The house also features an inverted horse-shoe chimney decoration which, some say, was intended to keep witches from flying down the flue. I guess this historic home is all set for Halloween.

I photographed this page from the same book as my previous post and once again I praise the lack of foundation plantings. 


pilgrimscottage said...

Very interesting house. I do like many more and bigger windows, though. I'd love to see the inside of it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Rosemary, for kindling warm memories of a cherished island. We have ferried over to it many times yet not in recent years. I have placed a return to Nantucket on my list of good intentions.
Stay warm this bone-chilling weekend.