Saturday, May 28, 2011

Old Tiverton Four Corners Schoolhouse No. 1

I mentioned in my last post that I was invited to a Blogger Retreat in Rhode Island but didn't really say much else about it. I can tell you this, it was a wonderful experience! One I'll not soon forget.

My next few posts will most likely be about the Farmcoast area, where the ladies and I met up, and spent Thursday together. But first I wanted to show you where I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the previous night.




Four Corners Schoolhouse No. 1 is located in Tiverton, Rhode Island, and owned and operated by Adam and Kristin Salveira. The Salveira's, along with their 4 young children did ALL the renovation work themselves! Adam has a regular full time job, Kristin works part time, runs the kids around to all their activities, plus they have a farm! These are two on-the-go people!




Personally I could just move right in and be perfectly happy. I wish my husband could have made the journey as well I know he would have loved it. The house possesses clean, simple lines, nautical colors, and somewhat of a Pottery Barn feel.

Enjoy the photos!









Pull the rope and ring the schoolhouse bell! One of Kristin's children demonstrated this particular feature for me : )







All authentic/historic school items on the walls, and throughout the schoolhouse, were found by Adam, either on eBay or local antiques shops.







Awesome pump style faucet. The whole black and white scheme is outstanding. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the front of the cabinet but trust me, it was elegant.




A personalized greeting!




Okay, how come my house isn't this nice?




Talk about a quiet, peaceful view. There are plenty of fields and cows along the
Farmcoast so I suppose the name fits perfectly! The whole area seems like a cross between Vermont and Gloucester, Mass.


You can find the Schoolhouse on facebook (under their farm link), or for historic information as well as rental prices click here

Next up I'll be showing you some photos from my visit. Hope you can join me!


37 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

What a delightful little schoolhouse. I love the whole thing but, especially the kitchen. I like that they used vintage schoolhouse decor too. Sounds like you had a great time and I look forward to seeing the rest of your pictures. Have a great weekend! Pamela

Snappy Di said...

So glad you went and to hear that you had SUCH a great time. Tell them when they are done with that little school desk I have the perfect home for it.

Can't wait to see the rest of your photos, and DO take you husband with you next time to enjoy it with you.

DI

Karin said...

What a fabulous place!! I could just move in and feel at home there! Awesome!

sheila lynch said...

When do I move in? It looks like my house is ready:)

Carol Mattingly said...

Gorgeous schoolhouse. Just gorgeous. Carol

Pat said...

What a cool place....and so neat! I like that they have school things hanging on the walls.

PinkCatJo said...

Glad to hear you had a great time. What a beautiful home. I'd love to live somewhere like that! x

Pat said...

There is an award for you on my blog!

Carolynn said...

Oh. My. Gawd.

That is fabulous! I love everything and the personal welcome is such a sweet, lovely touch.

Have I ever told you how much I love your photography...? *smile* These are worthy of insertion in a glossy magazine.

Eva Gallant said...

What beautiful photos! Looks like a wonderful place! Just visiting from A View From the Edge!

Robin said...

Sharon, Wow, how nice is that! I'm with you. Wish our place looked like that! I'm looking forward to your further adventures!

Georgianna said...

Who ever would have imagined such a stylish getaway in the little schoolhouse! Wonderful treat to see inside, Sharon. Look forward to your next post, too! xo – g

Valerie said...

Hi, I took the link from Pat's blog to come here. I'm glad I did otherwise I would have missed seing your fabulous pictures.

Country Girl said...

I love that kitchen. So glad you had such a wonderful time, Sharon. Looking forward to the rest of your photos and thoughts. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. xo

Angie said...

What a lovely old school house, and so beautifully renovated!

Katherine Van Leeuwen, Assistant Library Director said...

Beautiful photographs, very charming renovations! We've always driven through RI on our way up north, maybe a tour through would be a lovely weekend trip!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

OMG, I'm in love! I too could move right in! It looks so peaceful and put together!

missing moments said...

Beautiful place and lovely pictures.

The Retired One said...

What a fabulous place..your photos of it were marvelous..thanks for sharing it with us.

Judy said...

I am simply astonished that there is NOTHING lying on all those horizontal surfaces! It cannot be a real house... Either that, or they are MUCH better housekeepers than me...

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Now that's a school I would never want to graduate from. I'm in love with the kitchen, bathroom and view of the fields.

SouthernHeart said...

Wonderful pics! Would love to visit there!

Dianne
www.mysouthernheart.com

Lisa RedWillow said...

I love the whole place , How beautiufl and you must of had such a delightful time. I would have too.
Loved the Series of photos.
Im not sure why but blogger took forever to load this page.

Janice Badger Nelson said...

I love this and I love Tiverton. Everyone here in suburban Boston always goes to the Cape, which is fine; but I think Tiverton is better. Just so lovely.

Look forward to more pictures...and I am reminded to take a much needed day trip there soon. Thanks for the reminder.

I love your blog because it reminds me of all the reasons I love living in New England. And because your photos are really, really, truly wonderful

Erica Houskeeper said...

Hi Sharon, Wow! What a beautiful place! Seriously -- why can't my house look this nice!??! Your photos look great.

Hope you are doing well and enjoying the arrival of spring (finally!).

Jesse said...

What a charming place! Thanks for sharing!
xx

www.goodgirlgoneglad.com

Jayne said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place for a getaway!

Mary said...

What a beautiful place! Looking forward to the photos of your visit. :)
xoxo

Christine Chitnis said...

What a fabulous place...now I wish I had stopped in to see the interior! I will just have to make another trip!

It was such a pleasure meeting you, Sharon, and spending the day together! I can't wait to see the rest of your FarmCoast pictures!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

This place looks absolutely amazing. My husband and I drive out to 4 corners a lot, it's only a short ride for us, and so charming!

Lynda said...

This place is amazing! Love the decor!

candis said...

What a beautiful place! It looks so bright and cheery. And the attention to detail is really something -- love the bathroom faucet spout.
:-)

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a beautiful home, lovely pictures Sharon. How nice to meet blogging friends, looking forward to more photos!

thea said...

Oh what great pictures of a lovely place. I would LOVE to stay there someday.
Lovely meeting you. Hope to see you again.
Thea

dAwN said...

Wowee..I could live there too..if it had wheels :)Looking forward to your posts about your blogger get together.

Mary Lou said...

I love this so much! I want to move in! I love the colors and design. Maybe someday!

Lily said...

What a cool place....and so neat! I like that they have school things hanging on the walls.