185 Lyman Street
(Phone numbers on flyer below.)
Front entrance. First photo shows back of the house.
The Lyman estate, a Federal style country home, now on 37 acres, was built in 1793, as a summer home to get away from Boston. It was built by shipping merchant, Theodore Lyman (very nice website about the man and the house). We did not see the 2nd floor, so no bedrooms were shown.
My husband and I visited this house during the free open-house to welcome the 2018 season. As a result, it was quite crowded, and there were no tours, but there were two employees to answer questions. I will go back another time to take the tour, and quite possibly we'll see one or two additional rooms.
The Ballroom is so beautiful. We went to an outdoor wedding here years ago, and the reception was in this room.
Enclosed cabinets of china, in a small pantry.
Looking into the Library, and I couldn't wait to see the colorful tiles around the fireplace.
The huge rhododendrons were vibrant under the threatening sky. The house look so small behind the shrubs.
A short walk across the grass brings you to the well-known greenhouse, one of the oldest in the United States. I've visited this many times through the years, usually in February or March, when the camellias are in bloom. I wrote about this greenhouse in 2014, and share photos.
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