Last updated on August 24th, 2021
This week, just for fun, I filmed a tour of Clover Hill — the 1826 house that my spouse and I are restoring. This particular episode includes a brief history of the house, and a walk through its large, L-shaped entrance hall. To watch the video, just click the “play” arrow below.
Want me to film other rooms in the house? Just drop me a note in the comments field below. I’d love to walk you through the parlor, the dining room, the music room, and the upstairs bedrooms and library. But only if you’re game to see them!
Joan Crounse says
Yes! More please.
Kevin, thank you for the tour of your entrance hall. I would love to see more of your beautiful home.
Sandy Davis says
Your restoration is beautiful ! Would love to see more .
I absolutely love the draperies in the alcove, Kevin. They are beautiful! Yes please. Show us more of the house too!
Laurel Fardoux says
You are a joy to listen to. I just love all your silly comments in your cooking videos about what color spoon to use etc. Hilarious
This video of your home ( with Lily the Beagle) was charming and yes, I would like to see more. Your home is gorgeous!!!!
Thank you for the tour of your entrances hall –you did a beautiful job- yes, I would love to see more of your stunning home!!!!
It’s fun to see your lovely house and garden – more please!
Keep them coming! And thank you for taking the time to make and post the videos. Your home is lovely and a joy to see.
Laurene Stopford says
Loved the tour. Thanks for sharing. More please
Kathy Jaynes says
Such fun! Thanks for the tour.
I would really enjoy seeing more of the house. I also enjoy your posts regarding how you clean the house. Especially appreciated are your recipes for cleaning solutions. It may seem mundane, but the practical topics and the “how to” demos are really helpful and fun to watch.
I am planning to begin work on my boxwood edged kitchen garden in the spring and have found your helpful hints and advice invaluable.
Thanks again. Enjoy your “work” so much.
Eugenie van Zyl says
Kevin, thank you so much for showing us the entrance hall to your lovely house! You and Silverfox did an amazing job! Yes please, let the camera roll!
Joanne Toft says
Great fun! Thanks for sharing. Would love to see more. I enjoyed the history you could give along with how you restored things.
Tressa Rhodes says
Yes, this is the first time I’ve toured a beautiful, restored historic house.
Linda Holcomb says
That was fun. Let’s do some more!
Ray Garassino says
Just gorgeous. I’d love to see more.
Please do continue the house tour, Kevin! It allows me to be snoopy without appearing to be so!
Yes, please continue with the video tours. I love seeing your lovely home.
Absolutely want to see the WHOLE House, also am waiting for COOK BOOK.
Linda DiCioccio says
After this tease, of course I would love to see the rest of your beautiful historic home! I love your attention to detail.
Love it! Can’t wait for more!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and yes, I would love to see more!
Phyllis B says
I would love to see every beautiful room!
Myrtle Miller says
You have a natural gift for giving tours. You were knowledgable, completely at ease and very gracious. The only thing missing was next time please include the cats.. And hope you also do videos of the gardens and any piano playing would also be appreciated.
Thank you for the tour Kevin. You and the Silver Fox …. and Lily……have done a beautiful restoration job! I would love to see more of the house.
Can I have some Please!
Please sir, I want some more. Would love the tour to continue. Thanks!
Jan Edmondson says
Definitely!! YES!! Would love to see the rest of your restoration!! What you have shown is just beautiful. I love the home homes and cry when I see one falling apart and no one to care for it. Please do continue.
How wonderful to see Lily the Beagle again! And just as wonderful is seeing the interior of your home with all of your hard work. This is so obviously a labor of love and your home is beautiful. We would really love to see other rooms in your home, as would all of us who follow your writings. I would like especially to see the home of your (with the help of Sous Chef Lily!) culinary creations, the kitchen! And since I’m a little over the top on pantries, I’d love to see that as well. Thank you so much for letting us come into your home! (And please thank Mr. Silver Fox for us, as well).
Jeanelle H. Davis says
Thanks for the video. I love historical homes and would love to see more of your beautiful home.
Joan Fay says
Love seeing your home and Lily the Beagle!!!!! Your home is absolutely beautiful and I would love to see more!!!!
Cary Bradley says
Love it! I’m curious about why you suggest picking up portraits rather than landscapes. Is it a cost thing, or do you just prefer portraits of folks to landscapes? Nosey needs to know! 🙂
Kevin Lee Jacobs says
Hi Cary- I forgot to say in video that 19th century portraits are always less expensive than landscapes. (Probably because most people don’t want “other people’s” ancestors hanging on their walls!)
Yes, more, please!
Joan Fletcher says
love it more please
So very lovely…and yes, please, to more videos of you beautiful home!
C Chard says
Your house is AWESOME Kevin! Would love to see more videos!
Leslie D says
What fun to have a show-and-tell video. Thanks very much. I’d love to see more, please.
Jill Mackay says
Yes please I love your recipes and your house is devine!!! Please let’s see No 2!!!
PS it’s pronounced “Escutchen”
Cassandra Tydings says
Your home ‘s beautiful! Please show us more.
Kay in Neb says
Yes!! More house videos, pretty please!
Deborah Goodman says
I’m game for more tours!!! I love old houses. The stories they can tell are unbelievable.
Lovely!! Yes please show us more!!
Love the tour! We also own a 19th century home, but it’s far less grand. I can appreciate all the hard work that goes into restoration. I’d love to see the rest of what you’ve done.
What a beautiful home you and Mr. Silver Fox are restoring. I definitely want to see more of your home and of course, sweet Lily.
Merrill in Illinois says
More more more! Beautiful and intriguing-bravo!
Please show us more, so beautiful
Yes, Kevin more house video please….you should also consider doing a video on flower arranging.
Verla Willett says
Kevin, loved the tour and would enjoy seeing more. Thank you for sharing your lovely home and all the work you and Silver Fox have done.
Kevin, I’ve been following you for years. You posted photos and descriptions of your renovation projects before . . . but this video tour was outstanding. So wonderful to see the dramatic views and of course … there is Lily the Beagle – I’m a sucker for her ya know 🙂
Please do continue on with the virtual tours… I’d love to see some ZOOM IN’s on the detailed woodwork … oh oh and those turn of the century fireplaces as well. Thanks for sharing your home.
Barb Milburn says
The love shows in both your home and, more importantly, your approach to keeping authenticity. Thank you for sharing. More, please, along with Lily and Silver Fox….the inhabitants make the home.
Enjoyed the tour very much. More! More!
Susan R McMurray says
Like stepping back in time
but with electricity!
Well done & we are so lucky to have
you — and Lily & Mr Fox.
Enjoyed this – thank you.
Diane Ellis says
I love to see restorations of old homes. I would love to see your other rooms. Absolutely love the entrance. I do not normally like the green colors, but the colors you chose are wonderful. I love ALL the wood and mouldings. I just love all of what I have seen so far. I watch all restoration shows. Must be my love of history and architecture.
Definitely love to see more. Look forward to your email each week. Thanks Kevin from Noosa, Australia
Mark Cotrupe says
Beautiful house. I want one. Keep the videos coming. It’s nice to see there are people who still appreciate the beauty of the old houses.
Thank you saving this beautiful home. Restoring a 1794c home myself…I appreciate all the behind the scenes labor and costs involved. It is a labor of love. Yes please keep posting videos of the rest of the house. You are a natural at presentation.
Betsy Pedersen says
Would love to see more !
What a great tour of your entrance ,, Excellent job,, something to be soo proud of ,, would love to see more,,
Your house is so beautiful! I really enjoyed your commentary on the entrance hall and look forward to more tours in the future. Bonus points if they feature Lily!
Our house was built in 1864 and we look forward to restoring it bit by bit. There are so many “remuddles” to correct. We’d hoped to find wood floors beneath the carpeting, but alas there is only plywood so the carpets are staying put for now! Thankfully we have an Amish sawmill and a reclaimed lumber mill within a half hour’s drive. (Whew!)
Marie Cmpbell says
MORE, MORE. MORE.
Yes, please! I would love to see more of your and Lily’s home.
Your home is beautiful….but your love for your home, your life, is even more beautiful. I can sense how much attention you lavish on each little corner, on the meals you prepare, on your
beloved Beagle, on your friends, and this website.
I love your sense of humor…and I subscribed to you because of your green spatulas, blue rimmed plates & purple bowls – which bowled me over (sorry for the obvious pun) & had me laugh out loud.
Don’t change anything…..just please share more. 🙂
Yes, yes, yes, please show us more !
What a joy to watch you and that precious pup in the beautiful surroundings of your home. Yes, we want to see all of it!
What Zola said! Also, you are such an inspiration…….thank you❣
Yes, definetly more videos! I live in an 1822 cape…….not grand like your home, but it has been fun to redo. We, too, are the fifth owners!
Loved the first video and would love to see more. Judy K has told me how beautiful your home is and, of course, seeing is believing. You are quite talented! Thank you so much!
Joe kimbar says
Great job Kevin. The entrance hall is beautiful. You and the “Silverfox” did an amazing job with restoration. Drapes were amazing and the alcove, tres chic! Love the staircase as well and the red carpet does an excellent job of accentuating the curved, offset but the conquistador. Keep up the great work and I’d love to see more of your home and restoration work. The added history of the house was a bonus!
Thank you, Kevin and Lily, for the lovely tour. I found the Conquistador to be particularly interesting. Perhaps there is a story about him somewhere? I surely would love to see more of your historic home.
Can’t wait to see more of the house and it’s almost time for an early Fall visit to your garden with a tutorial on what to do now.
Kevin, I loved seeing the tour of your entrance hall and of course your dear beagle. The floors are gorgeous! Your choice of paint color enhances the very beautiful wallpaper. The flower arrangement you first show has inspired me to go out to our flower gardens and find the same flowers which I think we have. I even am going to go find a few new hostas after seeing the beautiful hosta leaf. Thank you for each video, and I sure do hope you’ll be doing tours of every room you’d like to share with us. Thank you.
Well of course!!!! The teaser…..the front door and the entrance…..how could we not want more. Will Lily the Beagle escourt us through the house?
Mine is a 1911, but I also found dreadful carpeting packed in sand and dirt.
Thanks, and of course I agree with all the above.
Please show more. Beautiful job.
Yes !!! We would love to see the rest of the house ! How wonderful, that you were able to preserve this beautiful home! And its’ history.
Absolutely beautiful entrance! Appreciate you restoring a piece of American history.
I would love to see more of what you labor of love has in store for your viewers.
Loved the tour! and now I have a new idea to add my asparagus leaves to my flower arrangements!! More videos!
Marie Kupis says
Absolutely loved what I’ve seen. Your house is stunning – more please
Fun! I’d love to see more.
Please, sir, may I have some more???? (Oliver)
It is gorgeous and riveting!
I cannot wait!
More, more! Such a lovely home! You and Mr. Silver Fox are fortunate to have this project among your raisons d’être!
Gerry Morgan says
Kevin, this was a wonderful treat. Thank you. Please do more!
As always, loved your video…and the house, well! I would say you are lucky to live there, but then I am aware of just how much love and hard work went into making this house a beauty once again and I think that luck has nothing to do with it. Good for you and Mr. Fox!
Dean M says
As the orphan in Oliver would have said (while holding up his porridge bowl), “More please!”
Priscilla Shoulders says
Beautiful home! Would very much enjoy seeing the other rooms. You’ve done a magnificent job of restoration. Thank you for sharing.
What a beautiful restoration job you’ve done. The wallpaper and alcove curtains are simply lovely. Your floral arrangements beautiful. I would absolutely LOVE to see more of this gorgeous home. Congratulations on such an exquisite labour of love.
Absolutely loved the house–what a beautiful life you lead! Would love to see more rooms–kitchen and living room/parlour especially!
Yamile Rijo says
Thank you for the tour.
Yes, show us more of your beautiful house if you please.
How about the music room? Have a wonderful day and enjoy the garden.
From Canada, Yamile Rijo.
OMG….your home is breathtaking.
Deva Fjelsted says
Let’s see the whole house. It’s lovely and you have done a wonderful job restoring it. I live in a 100 year old farm house that could use some care. I also have 17th and 18th century furniture that I love. I wish my home showed the care that yours does. I hope it makes me get busy!
CARMEN ROSADO says
I love your home and would like to see all of it! Thank you.
Based on all the comments I sense many angels are getting their wings.
Hopefully future videos will create a housing shortage and some of those spirits will bring kindness back to our landscape
PS. Bow-wow to Lilikins
Linda Karosic says
That was fun! Would love to see the whole house! 🙂
Mariska L. says
What a lovely restoration you’ve done! Thank you for sharing your vision and many talents with us. Sunday wouldn’t be Sunday without a visit from you. I would very much enjoy seeing the rest of your home. Happy you eye surgery went well.
I too would absolutely love to see more of your lovely home. I enjoy your recipes too.
Love the videos more please! You do a great job with your descriptions and added bits of humor! Love the dog and have made many of your recipes!
Laura Munoz says
Kevin, it’s so very nice to see that you RESTORED the house, not REMUDDLED it. So many people buy an antique house and then rip out all of the features that are period-appropriate to be replaced by cheaply made modern junk. This is one of my pet peeves. Your house is gorgeous and tastefully and appropriately restored. In 2000, my husband and I moved a 1902 Victorian house (cut in 4 pieces) 250 miles and restored it appropriately. When hubby died in 2006, I continued to live there but a 6-bedroom house on 2/3rds acre was a bit much for me to keep up by myself, so I sold it 2 years ago. I absolutely LOVE the green colors inside your house and yes, please give us other videos of the house.
What a beautiful restoration you have done! I would love to see more. BTW, I love your website and recipes and tips.
LYNN LITRENTA says
PLEASE DO, SHOW US MORE OF THE HOUSE INSIDE. ANOTHER VIEW OUTSIDE WITH THE ONSET OF FALL. THANK YOU.!!! WHAT AN INSPIRATION YOU ARE TO THOSE WHO LOVE OLDER HOMES.
Margie Ringling says
I appreciate the details, history, wood, etc. How tall are those pocket doors? Do all the rooms have high ceilings? Can’t wait for more.
Melissa Horton says
Ing-Marie Peck says
Your restoration is beautiful ! Would love to see more . And thank you for sharing your home with us.
Cheryl @ Artzzle says
This was so much fun and just a beautiful way to start my day! Looking forward to more lovely rooms, nooks and crannies.
Thanks for inviting us in Kevin and Yes please, would love to see it all.
Lily looks so cute!
Would love to see more of your beautiful restored home!
Thanks for the tour and hopefully many more to come!
Kevin loved this great video and am head over heels for your garden but where’s the kitchen? Just curious is it on a lower floor or is it a nightmare in progress? I am hopelessly in love with old homes like yours, just afraid of it turning into “requiem for a renovator!” I live in what once was a beautiful quiet suburban village turned posh and trendy in lower Westchester and am screaming to get out! My decorator’s dream….to own a home and garden in an area like yours. Any advice?
Karen Wheeler says
Well, since I’m like the 110th comment, yeah! Yes! You bet! Bring ’em on, Kevin! Soon please!
Still loving every thing you do. Astonishing, ’cause I always think my tastes are not especially mainline…? Go forth and FILM!
Kip Morrissette says
There is nothing historical that I don’t appreciate as it’s like opening a book and learning of our past. Once it’s gone, people forget and future generations never can appreciate the accomplishments over the years. And some will never believe what is told, rather than shown.
We knew we would never be able to own an historical piece of property so what we started doing once we moved to New England, we would do our best to find Bed & Breakfast lodging. It was our way of helping to preserve these historical homes. We aren’t able to travel anymore but may I suggest to anyone looking for a memorable memory to take them through their rocking chair years…stay at a REAL B&B (as some are far from a ‘real’ one.) The fall will soon be here, start looking for a B&B as the fall is the best time for God’s beautiful bragging rights.
YES YES more tours of your beautiful home are welcome in my heart.
I became engrossed in your tour of the entry hall. Loved it. Keep them coming.
Loved the tour and would love to see more! Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us.
Carol Ballard says
I love all of your tours. Please keep them coming. A beautiful home to enjoy forever.
Pamela McRae says
Would love to see more of your house. It reminds me of my grandmother’s house, where I spent a lot of time when I was growing up. Her house had two stairways, a fancy one at the front and a plain one at the back for the servants–or perhaps for the children. I don’t think my grandmother ever had servants.
I join my voices with the others. Please show us more. We appreciate the photos and the stories. I agree witht he others who posited that once history is gone -it is gone. Thanks for your efforts in preseving your piece of it. Lily is a lucky dog to live in such a gorgeous place.
Cathy in Baltimore says
More, more, more! Please!
Yes please ,every room every nook and cranny. Love the videos.
MARIA LOURDES HERNANDEZ says
Can’t forget the lucky find, the hardwood floor! Thanks for the video and the next to come.
Appreciate your recipes too, your mom’s recipe from memory? Love mother”s cooking and I’m happy if they pass it down to their children. Thanks for recapturing your mom’s recipe! Love history cooking as well.
Can you add the ‘halo’ with the angel wings?
I too would like to see your entire house especially the music room with you playing the piano. Thank you for the tour and all your recipes.
Carol K says
Kevin, I love your home can’t wait to see more. Beautiful drapes.
Joe Allen says
Game on, Kevin! Let’s tour the whole house.
As a fan of old houses, I hope you will continue the tour through the rest of your lovely home and gardens. Thank you for sharing! Also, thank you for not adding an apostrophe to 1960s! Finally, don’t you dare stop calling out the color of your dishes and tools. I’m a proponent of colorful kitchenware and hope you will continue this practice. Party on, Kevin!
Please video each room. I love your inflection and sarcasm. Give Lily some love for me.
Next!! Hope we will be able to see more of your beautiful home!
I recently discovered your blog and have tried 2 of your recipes – Blender corn and herb souffle and Tomato pie. Thank you for sharing, they both were delicious. You and Mr. Silverfox have done a beautiful job restoring your house. I would enjoy seeing the rest of it. Keep up the good work.
Susan J Stone says
Yes, please! Your home and garden are beautiful.
Gail L. says
Let me first say that your little tour guide assistant, Lily, is just beautiful
and she certainly looked poised on the stairs and ready to continue on with the show! Will be looking forward to seeing both of you in the next video!
Your home is gorgeous and it shows your loving pride and hard work
that has gone into it. How much of the actual hands on work did you and the Silver Fox do? And, could you include how long it took for you to do each room or area?
Patricia Panuccio says
I love your tours, keep it up.
Kathy C. says
Yes, I’d love to see more!
YOU look like a silver fox in your black clothing–very sophisticated, and it works well for videoing.
Cornelia Vick says
Thumbs up……….Love the tour and all of the special touches. Have really
enjoyed your weekly email with all of the good recipes. Thanks..
Linda A says
I watched it twice just to take it all in. Love the floors, the mahogany doors
and that amazing alcove arch. The game tables fit in so perfectly.
Because I’m becoming incredibly picky since working with a meticulous
painter, my eyes went to the gaps on the right corner of the chair rail.
(I’m trying to restore an old door with similar issues that I hope he can help fix.)
He uses “Bondo” on problem areas so I wonder if that might fill the gaps.
I can see why the winding stairs sold you – gorgeous!
Lily is certainly a “Mellow-Fellow” (“Mellow Missy?”) on the stairs with you!
Thanks for the tour, Kevin. And, yes, more please!
Yes, more rooms please!
This wonderful home could not have come into the hands of a better detail and loving caring person. It’s a perfect match!
I’ve been in the Estate Sales business for 30 some years and so totally appreciate all that you have so beautifully and correctly accomplished here. What a pleasure to see something so well done and cared for.
I look forward to the Sunday edition of your videos; what ever the subject matter of the day is.
Thanks so much.
Would love to see the “whole” house if you’re so inclined.
Bentley MacGregor says
LOVE WATCHING YOUR HOUSE TOUR VIDEOS. WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE, MORE, MORE.
I admire and appreciate the care and hard work you have put into restoring your home to its former glory.
Patricia Cremens says
I love your home! It’s gorgeous and I would love to see more. Thank you for sharing this personal part of your lives.
Thank you for the tours and instructional videos. I would love to see more of your beautiful home. Your labor of love is inspiring 🙂
Penelope Roberts says
Yes, Yes, Yes! Kevin, what a treat….will you consider walking us around the beautiful porch showing the grounds from that perspective? Thank you for sharing your home will all of us!
How Fun! If the conquistador lights up the entry to the stairway, it would be cool to see that! What a unique feature and conversation piece! Your home is a labor of love and respect for American history.
Gerry Rodriguez says
Yes Kevin, I’d love to see more. Thank you for everything that you post. Garden food and now your beautiful home.
I’m definitely a fan. And today as I toured the house with you my husband was looking over my shoulder…..a new fan! Continued love peace and joy to you!
Beautiful! More, please. Really want to see that dining room. Thx for sharing.
More please. I love the historical knowledge you have about the house!
Dale Cormack says
You’ve done a beautiful job with your old home. I’d love to see more!
Joyce Spindler says
Very gorgeous and would love to see more
Of course! More please!!
What a beautiful home. You have done a lot of work! Would love to see the rest of the house.
Looking forward to more tours! Thanks for wanting to share your beautiful home & gardens. It certainly represents the hours of hard work you put into your home. A labor of love.
Loved the first part of the tour. Waiting for the next room.
Beautiful! Yes, more please!
Kathy Allen says
Really enjoyed the tour – please create more! Thank you!
More? Need you ask? For those of us who love old houses this is a special treat.
Thank you for inviting us.
Naris Montes says
What a treat! I would love to see more.
Kevin, it’s good that you care enough about the house to have researched it and that you respect its original structure. I look forward to seeing what you’ve done in the other rooms. Thank you for the tour.
Kathleen hleen says
Of course, Kevin! I love your videos and am waiting for the next one. Much better than just photos.
Thank you, Kevin! You are a gifted decorator. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the entrance hall, and would love to see more rooms. Thank you for sharing your beautiful old home.
What a beautiful home you both have Kevin ! I love antiques and it is a joy to watch your video. Yes please, I would love to see more. Take care . Love from New Zealand.
Paula E. says
Yes, I would love to see move videos of your beautiful home. I enjoy all your posts and do enjoy your great sense of humour.
I love seeing your most beautiful home being restored, thank you for showing, and I look forward to further videos.
Thank you so much.
My Husband and I Love Antiques and live in an old Italianate,built in 1850.I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and appreciate the diligent restoration work ! It is a most BEAUTIFUL Home you both can be very proud of 🙂 Please add more videos !
Fond Greetings from Maine !
Sandy Martinez says
I appreciated your video. Your house is so beautiful and your love vibe comes through loud and clear! Thanks to you and your loving partner for showing your labor of love.
I look forward to seeing the next videos. (Binge watch party!!)
Kev, does your home have ghosts? Maybe an idea for an October video??
And…wow! You look younger!!
Love. Sandy Martinez
Shirley Shofner says
Thanks for the tour, look forward to seeing the rest of the house.
Terry L Stites says
I so enjoyed the tour. So much love is poured into the restoration and the video shows us that. I would like to see the rest of your home. Thank you.
The tour was just great..you are a natural Docent..Your house is lovely..yes, please show us more…thanks..
Joyce Ann Schlag says
Yes, I want to see the rest of the house. Thank you for sharing with us.
Please, more tours of your beautiful home. I love the restorations, they have a fresh, airy feel.
Ruth Denney says
Would love to see more.
MORE, MORE, MORE, MORE.
Chris Moreno says
Would love to view the rest of your home.
Beautiful house ! and love the name Silverfox !
Margaret Fast says
Yes, please, Kevin! More videos! Such a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.
Its very homey and generous of you to take time and share your house and absolutely magical home with all of us who are smitten with your garden and recipe sharing.
You have a very sincere and caring Spirit
Whether it’s sharing a recipe or showing us how you
Saved and transformed clover hill, your kindness and sincerity shine.
It’s also good to hear about the elbow grease, dedication and vision you have shared with your wonderful
Silver Fox – as you say you have saved such a beautiful piece of American history and encourage others to consider doing the same .
Thank you sharing the simple pleasures in life and inviting so many other kindred spirits to your home and garden.
You are to be congratulated for your commitment to the restoration of your house. It looks absolutely beautiful. The draperies, the wallcoverings, the rich deep red carpet on the stairs is so elegant. The conquistador is awesome. Keep up the great work and I will be back to see the next episode.
Yes! Please keep the videos coming. It’s inspiring to see what you and the silver fox have accomplished.
I enjoyed this tour very much and looking forward to seeing more.
Thank you for inviting us all into your beautiful home. And yes, please! More, more, more!
Kevin Thank you so much for The Beautiful Tour of your Gorgeous Home Yes Yes Yes i would love to see the rest of you home ,thank you for sharing Joanie from NL, Canada …
Samantha Gray says
Lily The Beagle is beautiful, and your home is stunning! Please do more videos!! What a joy to see a historical home lovingly restored and preserved. My daughter and son-in-law bought an 1899 five bedroom home in Cape Charles, Va. and are doing the same thing. Yo are so right about the effort being woth it and saving a bit of American history. Thank you for sharing your home and creativity with us, Kevin. You rock!
Yes, yes! More please! Thank you, Kevin. I just love your home!
Restorations are blood, sweat and tears but you are smiling now! Enjoy everyday in your lovely surroundings. I liked the history synopsis of your home. Yes, I’d enjoy seeing the rest of what you have done and perhaps, if anything, what is to come. Had to laugh at LILY giving the camera those sly looks, so cute.
Lorraine Purvis says
Yes please may we have some more
Thank you for so graciously sharing your beautiful home – YES I’d love to see more.
. . . and what a lovely lady your Lily the Beagle!
Ruth Gibbs says
Beautiful, Yes, more please. Thank You for sharing with us.
Julia Hofley says
LOVE, love, love Kevin. Beautiful home, great tour, looking forward to more in the future.
Jo-Anne Collis says
HI, Kevin….thank you for sharing your home…….loved the elegance and the history…..more , please!
KATY MARIANNE says
Hello from Gloucestershire, England & thank you for inviting us into your beautiful home. You are the most gracious host Kevin; your videos are charming! xx
Cynthia Shultz says
Beautiful. I was ready to peek in to the other rooms.
Love all of the wood detail throughout your home! Yes, please continue to show us more!
Christine Swift says
More more MORE!!!
I love the wallpaper in the foyer. It is so elegant. I own some antique furniture and dishes handed down in my family so I certainly love visiting vintage homes. More please.
Please continue! I so entire all your postings!
Andrea Hicks says
I love historical homes! Our son is living in a stone ‘tenant house’ in MD that was used while the huge stone grist mill was built across the road. You would love how the mill has been restored and now being used as a personal home. The water is flowing thru the huge paddle wheel. You can view it from the glass wall in the dining room! By all means video your lovely home!
Sherry Pace says
More, more, more! Everything is beautiful. Would love to see more of what you have done to restore your home.
Marilou Gaw says
Of course we want to see more of the house. Do not make us beg Kevin! Thank you, Marilou
Enjoyed the house tour and looking forward to many more!
Nancy Tauber says
Kevin, your posts and videos are informative, beautiful and most of all, entertaining. Your hard work is on display. Thanks to you (and your spouse) for giving us this piece of history. Naturally we want to see more!!
Yes, please! Love the video….
What a beautiful home. And what a ginormous challenge to take on! Love it! Please keep the beagle in future house videos.
Julie R says
I loved your house tour and it was a treat to see Lily the Beagle. I look forward to seeing more tours. Your home is beautiful inside and out. Your gardens are just as beautiful.
More is more please!
Sandra M. Shropshire says
Yes, I would like to see more of your rooms!
Crystal Beckner says
What a lovely front entrance Kevin! We will all anxiously await more videos.
Karen Thomas says
Did you take before pictures of the rooms, too? I really enjoy seeing what it used to look like and what you have done with it. Also, I like hearing that you and Silver Fox took up the ugly carpeting yourself and how awful that was! These details are what keep me coming back, along with the easy commentaries. And, I certainly would love to hear a complete piece on the piano when you get to that room.
Please move through the house for us.
Brian T says
I would absolutely love to see more of that beautiful house. So well restored and a great things you both are doing to preserve history. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am sure seeing it in person is even more of a treat to the eyes!
Yes, please show us more of your lovely home.
Thank you for the tour. I loved the flower arrangement. In fact, your flower arrangements have inspired me in many different occasions. Thanks for the awesome ideas!
I would love to see more of your house. Make sure to include Lily, the beagle. Adorable dog you have!
Shirley Parran says
I am so envious. I love looking and hearing about history and buildings. If only walls could talk!!
Yes, would love to see more of the house.
Yes! Yes! More please, and please make sure Lily the cohost is on the job.
Loved it! Would like to see more please!
Joanne in Zone 6b says
LOVED every part of the entrance hall video and won’t repeat from the 213 preceding comments except to say, “YES, more house tour videos, please,” and how kind you are to share them! You are a delight, and so is Lily.
Carol Ann Gregg says
I would love to see the rest of the house.
Margo P says
yes- more more!!! applause applause
Would love to see the historical bathrooms
Absolutely lovely! So happy I found you Kevin!
Johnnie Senn-Graves says
Loved the video. Please show us more!
I love old houses! I’ll follow all the rooms that you post videos on! What training do you and the Silver Fox have to tackle the restoration? I’m aware much of it is just patience with tedious work, but still…
Lisa C says
Beautiful- would love to see more !!!
Thanks for the tour Kevin.
Barbara D says
Your love of your home shines thru in the care you have taken in rescuing it. Beautiful! I would love to see a video of the library and dining room. Please.
Linda V. says
Yes, another tour please!
I would love to see more videos of your beautiful home. It is very inspiring to see the before and after. Thank you for taking the time to do these!
That was lovely. I would love to see more. I love Lilly. Thank you.
What a beautiful home you have! And dear little Lily is such a lady of the house. Don’t you have a couple of cats? I would love to see them in the next video. Please do keep the videos coming. Would so enjoy seeing the rest of your house.
Brigid O'Brien says
You are amazing. I feel very inadequate compared to you, however, I still love you. The glimpse of the dining room was so enticing I had to rewind the video. I must see more
Gorgeous house! I love the alcove and the staircase and definitely want to see more of the music room! Thanks for sharing:)
Holly Popeo says
Great video! I would love to see the music room. I have a grand piano
but I do not have a room as big as yours!!!
You’ve done a great job on your house–would love to see more.
Jan in CA says
Beautiful job on a beautiful house. Please show us more!
Your home is exquisite. Loved hearing the history of the house, and your description of the renovation. Would love to see more..Thank you for sharing.
Patricia Yerian says
Just the still photos of your home have always intrigued me, so to have you actually show us in detail is absolutely thrilling to me. I can hardly wait to see more. I want to see every room of the house! Please.. Patricia
Addie Bambridge says
Yes, please, Kevin, LOTS more! I can tell it’s been a labor of love…..
Addie in Florida
Yes more tours please!
Would love another tour, Kevin. Your place is spectacular. xo
Jean DeSavage says
You are a devious man Kevin. Giving us just a small taste of your lovely home. The quick looks of the other rooms make us just want more! Please don’t take long before filming the rest.
Michele J says
PLEASE, PLEASE show us every nook and cranny. Not kidding, they are always the most interesting. Seeing how inventive people are with only hand tools. Have your recipes posted all over the side of my fridge.
Kevin, it’s amazing! Please show as time permits. Love the website.
Can’t get enough! More More More……….Yes Please 🙂
Jackie Bain says
Restoration done to perfection. Your passion and love ooze through the video.
Very lovely and rewarding. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and kisses to lily.
Waiting in anticipation for future videos.
More, more,more! My home was built in the late 1700s. It also was in dire need of someone to appreciate it! A lot of work but oh sooo rewarding! Looking forward to seeing more of your gem!
Susan Rubinsky says
Anna Burns says
Gorgeous home! Would love to see more!! Can’t wait for future videos!
Sue Smith says
Kevin,enjoyed your video.Such a beautiful home.Please,do more tours especially of the music room.Would love to know the history behind the pianos and how you got started with playing.Also,love the different colored spoons and the little plastic people!
Oh, Kevin– your home is so lovely! I would really love to see as much more of the house as you are willing to video for us. Thank you so much for this visit and for those to come in the future.
Dana Hutchinson says
Yes! Absolutely breathtaking & jaw dropping, I love you and the knowledge you share along with the many photos and recipes! Please keep them coming!
Terri Akin says
Oh, how absolutely delicious! I love the soft greens, the moldings, staircase, furniture, and window coverings! More, s’il vous plait!
Antoinette Evans says
Gorgeous, stately yet homely and welcoming. I’m going to copy your Christmas table setting this year…uncomplicated for myself to do, and colourful for my young Grandchildren to enjoy.
It’s also more suitable to our Hot Hot Christmas season weather here in Australia.
Thankyou for sharing your home with your many followers.
I just stumbled upon your website. So happy I came upon it. I love your beautiful home and the fact that you are keeping and restoring, as you stated, a part of our American history. Also, Lily, besides being so cute, is the perfect little co-host! Please count my vote to see more of your home. Thank you so much for sharing everything!
I am a subscriber to your email. I am reaching out to you because of your house tour, love of history, and preservation efforts. I am in mid Missouri. My 96 year old mother who shared similar interests recently passed away leaving the family a legacy of grace and a player piano that needs someone to love and restore it. There are 8 music rolls, not sure of their condition. Do you have suggestions where we might contact people who would be interested in it?
Thank you for pointing out the materials and process to restore your home. Beautiful work.
What fun! I love seeing what you have done with it. It is beautiful! Love the history and the details. Keep going! It would be fun to see a floor plan of the house, too.
Cathy Frank says
Magnificent restoration. Thanks for pointing out all the little details and history. Very enjoyable, more, please.
love that you reclaimed this beautiful house! would love to see more of it
Library, please! Loving what you’re doung with the house.
Carolyn Torre says
More more MORE!( Quick whiff of smelling salts, here in my old Victorian…) ! You had me at African Violets, and you will never be rid me after Herb Garden! The Entrance Hall! The Parlor! The Dining Room! But, oh. The July Garden. Just: more. Never stop. LOVE you. Of course, ALL of us do!
(and thank you. so much.)
Rebekah DeWeese says
More please!! How about seasonal tour of your decor for various holidays?? Loved this tour!
Enjoyed the tour. Thank you for sharing.
Lee Hernandez says
What a great beginning for your house tour. I’m just fascinated by the whole idea of restoring an old house. It is rude of me to ask but I hope in a future video you’ll let us know what your final plans are for the house. After so much care and attention to detail it seems like it would be hard to sell it. But like you say, you are preserving a part of history. Best it should bring warmth and happiness to a new family when it is done.
Beautiful home would love to see more
Melissa Horton says
I want a slower view of the dining room please. Yes, more, more,more!
Vicki K says
Yes, please show more. Can’t wait to see the kitchen where all the goodies are prepared. The house is beautiful.
Is that wall paper flocked?
Susan Youngs aka Lady Hagathorn says
Hi and Happy New Year Kevin and Lily and Mr. SilverFox too!! Thank you for the tour! What fun and how nice you made the place.
At the beginning of the video, when you show the before pics and the wall was red, I was intrigued by the bright, primary coloured, patterned curtains. Can you share more info via here or email about the fabric and design and if it was vintage or modern material? It tickled my eyes and made me smile to see it!
How very nice of you to share something so special with us. Hope the weather is being gentle to your garden. Freezing over here in Buffalo.
Danny Cutting says
Beautiful taste! and exquisite workmanship. I’d love to see all the lovely rooms in your gorgeous home!
Franja Bryant says
Your house looks so elegant. I’d love to see more!
Jeanne Hubay says
It’s obvious how much you care about your home and I appreciate that you have shared the beauty in videos. Looking forward to more. I didn’t know about Linden trees – now I do, thank you.
You have exquisite taste. Please show us more of your fabulous home.
I loved it! The best part,, the sweet beagle sitting just up and behind Kevin on the stairway
Please, isn’t it time for more house videos? They inspire me as we continue restoring and renovating our own historic home. Thank you in advance!
Jennifer Ho says
You have done a tremendous job! That house is lucky, but I’m sure you felt it appreciating you even as I did, restoring our simple 1920 house here in Hilo, Hawaii. Carpenters then took time making curves and arches and finished the surfaces smooth. The old growth wood is of such good quality, even though its been damaged by termites, it is still sound and has lived through countless tropical storms. I’ve saved the square nails we’ve come across when we had to replace wood. Our house is nothing like yours, which deserves to be on the historic register but it still feels blessed to live in. Thank you for keeping an old growth wooden home going. It has new life thanks to you both. Good luck, hope to see more.
Charming tour of house floors, fleurs & game tables (love those)… where is this house? Would love to see garden -I adore the linden tree /had one outside my dorm at Cornell and still love the fragrance – cheers Mia (radio host comedienne and writer)
Would love to see your garden -love the linden tree ! Love your tours -inspiring with detail, color and fun!
Ellie B says
Yes, Kevin, we’d really love to see your home, in whatever process you prefer. We’d love to get updates on the gardens, as well, as the season unfolds. We are entranced by all that you and the Silver Fox have done to make this home a palace again. Thank you for inviting us in to your home.
BRENDA BABB says
I love hearing from you great work on the house and love your receipes I have tried many and always a big hit keep up the excellent work. And your ideas in gardening gives me ideas also haaa hope you dont mind a copy cat but were far enough away no one will notice lol.
Barbara Bell says
I love seeing the beautiful restoration of your house, and look forward to continuing the house tour.
YES, I would love to see everything you want to show. Thank you for your very informative website. I am growing already many Boxwood babies and think of you. How about advice on Horseradish and Jerusalem Artichoke or some more unusual veg with recipes (eventually).
Kathleen Strang says
Loved the video tour. Please continue with more of the same.
More please sir
Love getting mail from you..you have beautiful gardens,am making your bread buns tomorrow,would dearly love to see the rest of the house..sherrill
Mary Hoffert says
Thank you for the tour and please continue with more through out the house. I just love old homes.
Green is my favorite color and I love the hues you have used throughout the entry, except for the red carpet up the stairs. I think a sage green or cream would go better with the rest of the entry and would better show off the stair rails and the conquistidor.
Linda A says
Kevin, I love old houses and yours is beautiful. Some people have stars in their eyes when they take on a project such as yours and don’t realize the cost of such an undertaking. I’ve enjoyed watching how you’ve slowly added one project after another and have enjoyed learning the practical side of those efforts (including all the personal physical labor and love you’ve put into it).
I once took up all the carpeting in an old house, refinished the floors, but soon learned wood joins in old houses separate or settle with gaps which let cold air in. Did you find the house was colder afterwards (as I did?). New insulation under the house probably would have helped but I sold the house before I could get to that. Did you have to do that? And what about the older windows? How did you solve air gaps? Would love to hear more about the practical side of solving some of these issues. Kudos to you and the inspiration and knowledge you provide!
Michele spencer says
Yes please show us more of your beautiful house! I loved the tour of your beautiful entryway. It is so lovely and well done. Great job designing the curtains!
suzanne urban says
Yes more of your upstairs! Do you know why they had wide floor boards back then? Seems a homeowner would get taxed on how many floorboards they had in their house, so owners made them wider! Is your home federally registered with the national register of historic places? Here’s the website:
Kevin Lee Jacobs says
Hi Suzanne – Yes, the house is on the National Register of Historic Places. Thanks so much for watching the video!