Friday, June 19, 2015

GE Plots Historic Home Tour - The Emmet-McNaughton House

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm back again with another home tour, the 1914 Emmet-McNaughton House. I have one more home to show you after this one and I certainly hope you've enjoyed these tours. I've loved showing them to you and loved reading all of your comments.
 The little info book we were given with the tour said this house was "a stunning example of an English Butterfly home". Well, that sounds nice but I didn't know what that meant so I did my research. This design was adapted from a traditional English country house with hints of Medieval English  Tudor style in its overhanging second story and the chimneys that interrupt the roof line.
The original owner, Herman L. Emmet, was a GE Production Manage in the Schenectady GE Plant from 1920 to 1929, but he only lived in this house for a year before selling it to Mr. Archibald McNaughton. Mr. McNaughton was the president of the Clark Whitbeck Company and this house remained in that family for many years. The current residents are only the 4th owners.
 Okie dokie, let's step inside. Here in the entry was a sweet little secretary. Now I hope none of you know the owners of this house and please know I'm not being disrespectful but folks! this was a messy house! I didn't even take a snap of the kitchen because of all the clutter and the dishes were right out on the counter top drying in the dish drainer! Wouldn't you have picked up just a bit knowing lots of folks would be walking through your house? That's all I'm going to say about it so just look around! :)
 See? I had a really hard time trying to see the architecture of this lovely home for seeing the clutter! Yikes!
Now this was a lovely spot. The kitchen is over on the right hand side. Look at all of the marvelous light and the pretty upholstered pieces.
 This is a little bit of the butler's pantry. This home owner loves dishes as so many of us do.
 I got sidetracked and didn't take a full on snap of the dining room. But, look at the lovely mirror and the china cabinet with all of the pretty dishes.
 I LOVED this table. We were told it had been in the home owners great grandfather's hunting lodge to hold the food for dinners and then was in the grandfather's office. He was an attorney.
 Here we go upstairs. Now this house was huge and had nine bedrooms! I didn't snap each one though.
 It was a glorious day and I snapped Itsy parked outside while touring one of the bedrooms. :)
 This looks like a nice little bedroom for some little grandchildren, don't you think?
Each bedroom was so different from the next. Some rooms were small and some large. This was a rather small bedroom filled with Frenchy furniture. See the radiator to the right of the bed?
Coming on back downstairs, we walked through the TV room. Put on your shades! Now I just want to point out the nutcracker on the windowsill. Do you see it? Um, it's June y'all! :)

Hope you've enjoyed seeing this home with me. Like I said, I have one more to show you in my next post.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Songs ~

Messy Girl (parody - sung to the tune of "Jesse's Girl" by Rich Springfield) I know, I'm bad! :)

Mess is my best friend
Yeah, I like to lead a very messy life
But lately it's been lonely - trying to survive
I just gotta find a woman - I just gotta find a wife

But I want a very messy one!
One who's sure she has a bedroom floor, she just knows IT!
I wanna trip on stockings - as we wade through her mess
Y'know I wish I had a messy girl
I wish I had a messy girl
Where can I find a woman like that?

Then I saw the perfect girl
She was digging up potatoes next door
Y'know she looked so filthy, she started looking cute
wanna tell her "dig down deeper" and she'll find herself a root

and she's wallowing in that grime
and she's comfortable in that mess, I just know IT
I wanna wallow with her, in it, late late at night
Y'know I wish I had that messy girl
I wish I had that messy girl
Can't take my eyes off a woman like that!
That messy girl
I wish I had that messy girl
The Queen of Grime - is a woman like that!

We could look - in - the mirror the same time
to see who's messier - her or me
we could rub spaghetti through our hair
aint that the way love's supposed to be?

Tell me! Where can you find messy women like that?

Y'know I wish I had that messy girl
I wish I had that messy girl
Can't take my eyes off a woman like that!
That messy girl
I wish I had that messy girl
~ written by Stuart McArthur