Malden Bridge Schoolhouse

I typically think of country homes as, exclusively, places to entertain. The thought of having a weekend home to simply get away alone… seems lacking in the convivial spirit of “time away.” But I’m weak for schoolhouses, though they are oftentimes small and lacking of guest space. This one, with it’s sleeping porch and pretty frame, is the most adorable of adorable schoolhouses.

Now one could definitely move right into this space and live happily ever after. But when I looked at this pictures all I could see was a swedish inspired cottage.

In my opinion, the kitchen needs the most work. Sure, it’s functional, but it could be SO.MUCH.MORE.

As mentioned before, this isn’t a weekend home for entertaining crowds, unless the guests are camping out. There are the series of rooms in the front of the house and off the kitchen and then there’s a little sleeping porch. I think I’d try adding a wall to separate the kitchen from the open area beyond and make that the bedroom (basically switching out the current bedroom vs. living room as the pictures show)

And then there’s the porch, which I’d make a little retreat out of.

Finally, the great outdoors surrounding the property.

So there you have it. A getaway for getting away… not entertaining. Not a bad idea.

Are you getting away this weekend? BC and I have a work event tonight at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens(!) and a birthday party tomorrow night. Should be a weekend for good food and good times!

Listing: Malden Bridge Schoolhouse

Most are Swedish antiques. Images via Grey House with Yellow Door via House and Home, White House with Yellow Door via Country Living, Walk via Unknown, Swedish bed via Simple Everyday Glamour, Carpets via Doris Leslie Blau and Mansour, Sofa via Ann Koerner Antiques, Side Table via Cupboards and Roses, Lamp via Historical Materialism, Leather chair via Florian Papp, Coffee Table via Foxglove Antiques, Bowl via Unknown, Horse via Cupboards and Roses, Lemon Juicer via Lief, Cream chair via Foley and Cox, Gun art via James Samsun, Abstract art via Art1, Nude art via Bjork Antikt and Studio, Mirror via Inventia Design, Chest via Cupboards and Roses, Clock via Scandinavian Antiques, Blue art via Bjork Antikt and Studio, Pendant lamp via Craig Van Den Brulle, Chairs via Laserow and Wirthmore Antiques, Dining table via Galerie Half, Kitchen inspiration via DesignSponge and House Beautiful, Daybed via Galerie Half, Hanging bed via Anthropologie, Porch Carpet via Doris Leslie Blau, Desk via Laserow, Green chair via 41 Main AntiquesNothing shown to scale.