• School Interior: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    Owner Douglas Towle thought this space would make a charming guest cottage or studio for whomever makes this property their home. The 12-acre estate also features a circa 1665 saltbox garrison home,…   See the Image

  • School Exterior: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    Possibly the most charming building on the property is the 1700s one-room schoolhouse, surrounded by a picturesque stone wall. The 12-acre estate also features a circa 1665 saltbox garrison home, an…   See the Image

  • Kitchen: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    The modern country kitchen has been updated with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Viking gas stove, yet still retains a period look with soapstone sinks and cabinetry made from hand-planed panels.…   See the Image

  • Home Exterior: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    Originally built in 1665 in Billerica, Mass., this Pilgrim-era saltbox garrison home had remained in the same family for 12 generations. Believed to be one of the oldest homes in the country, it was…   See the Image

  • Great Room: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    The lean-to portion of the home was the site of the original kitchen, complete with a six-foot-high fireplace, gunstock corners and brick floors. Originally built in 1665 in Billerica, Mass., this…   See the Image

  • Foyer: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    At the front of the home, a bump-out foyer showcases the original stairway, leaded glass windows and a double-thick barricade door. Originally built in 1665 in Billerica, Mass., this Pilgrim-era…   See the Image

  • Dining Room: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    The first-floor garrison room currently serves as an elegant dining room with its own fireplace and original, never-painted paneling and hard-pine flooring. Originally built in 1665 in Billerica,…   See the Image

  • Corn Crib: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    This rustic building was once used to dry and store corn. Slatted walls allowed air to circulate, while the elevated design protected the corn from pests. The 12-acre property also features a circa…   See the Image

  • Birthing Room: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    As in most all homes of this period, just past the kitchen is a small borning room. While you may not be inclined to use the room for its originally intended purpose, it could be a cozy spot for…   See the Image

  • Bedroom and Bathroom: Farley Garrison House in Gilmanton, N.H.

    On the first floor, what was once the parlor now serves as a master bedroom. Upstairs, two additional bedrooms come with fireplaces, original unpainted wide-pine flooring and charming baths tucked…   See the Image