Turkey Day House Tour: Waterfront Farmhouse in Historic Plymouth
Happy Thanksgiving from Cool Houses Daily! If you need a breather from binging on turkey, stuffing, green beans and the like, take a moment to tour today's cool house in the place where it all started: Plymouth, Mass.
Location: Plymouth, Mass.
Listed By: Ian Richardson of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
The most famous account of the first Thanksgiving comes from this coastal town, where the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth Colony in 1620. After a harsh first winter, the settlers enjoyed a bountiful harvest in 1621 and held a three-day feast to celebrate. Ninety one Native Americans were invited to the meal in thanks for their help with the harvest.
While this Plymouth home was built well after the first Thanksgiving, we still think it's got a pretty cool history. Constructed as a post-and-beam farmhouse in 1774, the original building has been carefully renovated into a funky contemporary home full of charming details: beamed ceilings, old-fashioned Franklin stoves, cozy seating nooks. Outside, six decks enjoy expansive views stretching across Plymouth Bay all the way to Provincetown.
Of course, other cities and towns have shaped the holiday we know today. Flip through more photos of this Plymouth pad below, then check out our Turkey Towns gallery for more history and houses.