Laura Rennie

Home tour // A Jane Austen-inspired home in Frederick and a Hillsboro, VA B&B

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It's day two of Home Tour Week! I think you're going to enjoy viewing these unique properties, both of which were built in the late 1700's. It's neat to think of what these walls have seen.

First up is one of Frederick's oldest homes. Read more about this 1790 home here, or view the pictures in the slideshow below:

photo by Michaela Dodd

photo by Michaela Dodd

My favorites: the original brick wall in the kitchen, the buffalo check wallpaper and the red windows and trim in the kid's room. Oh, and the leather rhinoceros ottoman is ridiculously awesome. I'm all about the quirk factor!

Next up is a bed and breakfast in Hillsboro, Virginia. I have a soft spot in my heart for bed and breakfasts. It's a dream of mine to someday co-own a B&B with my best friend, Laurel. I would run the house and Laurel would manage the stables. (Yeah, we're going to have horses. NBD.)

Back to the tour! Three additions have been made to the original house, which was built in 1765. My favorite fact about this home is that it's belonged to only two families. The first owners kept the house in their family for nearly 200 years!

Read more about this bed and breakfast here, or view the pictures in the slideshow below:

Jalepeño Photography

Jalepeño Photography

This property! I DIE. (Want even more pictures? Click here.)

A stroll through the gardens? Yes, please! Champagne in the outdoor bath? Don't mind if I do! Party in the barn? I'm so there.


Old homes have such unique charm! What's your favorite room/detail?

Next up: a mid-century modern split-level home in Washington D.C.!