Bette Davis and the Borne Settee
Ok, first off, two points if you know what a "borne settee" is. I did not. Now my 10yo daughter just *has* to have one for her beachhouse BR! If you do not know what one is, see if you can guess; it appears in one of the photos below.
We recently traveled out of town and needed a place to stay. We opted to rent a house, since it was the five of us, another relative, and our dog. When looking for something, we came across one with a funny provenance; it has been built by the old film star Bette Davis when she fell in love her NH hotel manager, LOL.
It was apparently built in the 40s from old barns. I have to say it was pretty avant garde for that time, in the open floorplan and use of windows. Oddly, it was built with one bedroom and an upstairs living room, Couldn't quite figure that out. Anyway it was an interesting place so I thought I'd post some shots. ( bit musty and dusty and rundown for a stay, however)
Exterior (note the silo, which has stairs to the MBR):
Downstairs - entirely open for the entire footprint; large two sided fireplace separates DR/K and LR.
The MBR, and its adjoining sleeping porch. The sleeping porch was my favorite.
Bathroom - I would have loved to get my hands on this one and restore it.
These panels/screens came out of boxes in the ceilings, to enclose two queen beds and make "pesudo rooms". Never seen that before! This room had no separate door and was clearly another living room, even though it was on the second floor.
Each silo level had seating and uhh, decor. (a lot of it!)
Hope you enjoyed this unusual home with an interesting history for fans of old movies. So, where do i get a borne?