Later in the 1960's a new school was built and this one became an auction house and later two Richmond artists covered the outside like you see today with cedar shakes. The two downstairs classrooms became a great room, bright vibrant colors with whimsical art touches.
Bead board wainscoting is featured in the foyer along with samplers cross stitched by the owners , a early 19th century school desk also in foyer.
In the great room is a grand piano. Local artist artwork adorn walls between original six foot windows. A solarium that was added recently has wonderful carved birds and fabric art, and Audubon plates.
Upstairs is a bedroom converted from a classroom. A Tuscan inspired bath room , I liked so much as it is bright with looked to be sponge painted. I didn't get to close and did not want to touch it.
Nice heavy hardware on the fence door
Rear of home
back to the porch area
Part one can be viewed here - Ashland garden part one
I am sharing with No Minimalist Here
Boogie board cottage