Dublin, NH

The Kenyon House joins the fleet.

Not unlike the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, at the turn of the 19th century three Thayer houses rode the hill top swelling the wave in Harrisville, NH.: Mizzentop, Crows Nest, Fore-top.

Whether actually on top of the swell, or momentarily down in a rising trough of the landscape, all three houses appeared to have their gambrel sails full of air. Having navigated that hill for over 120 years now, they have been joined by a young newer one- another added gambrel sail navigating the landscape of the hill: The Kenyon House.   The new House takes design cues from its neighbors.  Gambrel, cedar shingled, 2nd floor dormers, embroidered flair front entryway in a contrasting material and possibly painted entry no less, modest columns demarcating small porches at the extremities.

The Kenyon house more tranquilly sits on a landscape rise and tries to carry on a more one to one dialogue with Mount Monadnock opposite, directly head on.

Approaching the house from the north the roof eve trim eye brow swells up to welcome.   Open the front door, and the cusp of the Mountain receives your eye. Almost every room faces south for light and has a direct relationship to the mountain view.   To the left is the living room, and den; to the right, the dining room, and kitchen.

Further on is the entry to the screened porch, into which you consciously step closer to the mountain, before sitting down to respect it.