Thursday Doors

Converted house, barn, garage, or business? I have no idea, but it certainly captured our attention as we drove through the very small town of Lee, New Hampshire, early last Saturday.

I love a building with a history, and this one certainly seems to have one. Was that a hay loft opening at the top that was closed up at some point? Is the main ‘residential’ entrance on the left based upon the door and trim? The dormer on the top right is quite interesting and looks like it would have increased ceiling height for a living area. But, that is a huge garage door on the lower level. Truck or RV parked inside? Business repairing vehicles including large ones?

As you can tell, it captured our attention, but we really have no idea about its origin or if it has a current use. I do know the home owner across the road which is how we ran across it. So, I will reach out to her for more info and report back on Monday when I tell you about our real reason for being in the area.

Like doors and the history that goes with them? Stop over at Thursday Doors sponsored by our leader, Norm,  at Norm 2.0 and join in – nice group of folks.

Happy Thursday, friends. I’m out raking leaves this morning and then a little sewing this afternoon. Branches and sticks all picked up, containers brought out, potting benches set up, new patio furniture bought, and perennials starting to surface. Ah, spring, it really is here. I’m a happy woman. 🌷

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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37 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Interesting! Eager to hear your report on Monday. 🙂 Happy Spring to you!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    You’ve got my mind churning out ideas with this one Judy. That door at the lower left is charming but seems a bit out of place. Of course, that only adds to the mystery. I hope you find out a little more. Patiently waiting until Monday. No pressure, but, well, you know…

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  3. Joyce says:

    Fascinating! That “residential door” is truly an afterthought – both charming and awkward at the same time! I think I agree with you that the building served multiple purposes over the years, adding features as it went, meeting new people and sheltering various pursuits! I personally think it started life as a barn. I’m anxious to hear what the neighbors say, and what you were doing in Lee that day!

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  4. Laurie Graves says:

    I can understand your fascination. Looking forward to learning more about this building.

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  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    I look at a place like this one and think of it’s possibilities. This has wonderful potential, and with a little TLC, this could be a real treasure!

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  6. pastpeter says:

    Hooray! Spring finally reached the Seacoast too!

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    So many possible explanations. Looking forward to finding out more. One thing’s for sure, it is a lovely building. The texture and color in that weathered wood is very attractive.
    Still a bit of snow on the lawns here. Hopefully we’ll be picking up dead branches next week 🙂

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  8. I love the shabby chic and if there was ever a building crying that with a bit of love it could look gorgeous, this is it. But much as I like it and the door, I’m even happier to read that spring has arrived in your neck of the woods! Woo, hoo! We’re having more April showers, so with all we’ve had, there better be LOTS of May flowers!!!


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  9. J Walters says:

    This is such a beautiful building, the bones of it I mean. Yes, love to know more, thank you.

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  10. Oddment says:

    It’s all about mystery. Until we hear more, we must be content with our own conjecture. What stories will Monday bring? This is like the old Flash Gordon serials, only better. And I am dancing a jig on your behalf — you have spring!! Finally, finally! Wonderful news!

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  11. taphian says:

    wonderful photos

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  12. That old building certainly looks like it has an interesting story to tell, Judy.

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  13. ianbcross says:

    Shingle heaven. Wonderful shots.

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  14. Mary says:

    Sounds wonderful to hear that Spring has finally arrived at your doorstep Judy!! Great shot and very interesting subject.

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  15. Ahh, interesting post, and nice to hear your a happy woman too! What a peculiar house I feel, the door at the far left looks like an afterthought and the rest of the house seems odd and imbalanced.. mmm the mind boggles!

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  16. jesh stg says:

    Am happy for you that your garden brings so much joy! Now this building would be a very interesting to paint, with all these different graphical lines. Thanks for finding this one!

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  17. quilt32 says:

    I’d be very interested to hear any details you can find on the house.

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  18. Good to hear all your new plants are starting to flourish. I’ll be keen to learn more about this mysterious building.

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  19. joey says:

    OH that is a beautiful building! I love it. All that old gray wood and crusty yellow trim — wonderful contrast. And the windows! Ooh!
    Also, yay spring!

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  20. Nancy says:

    Great looking door on a cool building. And Spring has sprung for you! Yay!

    I finally did it… I posted for Thursday Doors! Yippee!

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  21. I lived in a house that had been remodeled by every family who had lived in it. It was different. Very interesting.

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  22. I like the weather yellow door with portico. It’s interesting. I’m think a home/business combo.

    It sounds like you’re ready for Spring and happy! You made me happy for you. 🙂

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  23. Nadezda says:

    The huge garage door is unusual, Judy. Sure this house has its own history. Spring is here too but yesterday was snowing. Hate it!!
    I raked the leaves as well, cleaned the green house. Wait for the following history.

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  24. Great building, Judy! Oh, the stories those walls could tell! Love that weathered mustard color, too!

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  25. I love those old buildings! So glad to hear the weather is nice enough to get outside in your garden.

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  26. germac4 says:

    I love the old building, very different to anything we’d see in Australia. Good to know Spring has arrived! 😀

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  27. reocochran says:

    I love the calm explanation of the details that abound in this fascinating building, Judy! I like the sunny yellow which contrasts with worn and weathered wood. It does seem like a possible barn, home or garage! The yellow made me think of school bus and wondered if a bus could fit into that huge garage door? Nicely described and interesting addition to our door’s collection! 🙂

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  28. I am looking forward to hearing more once you post again…I would be intriqued as well passing that place!

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  29. Candy says:

    An interesting mystery.

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  30. Rachel says:

    ooh..I’m excited to know the story behind this mystery building.

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  31. Looks vacant, which is a shame.

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  32. Cecilia says:

    Fascinating and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Annie says:

    Ooooo…. new patio furniture sounds great! That interesting old building would make a neat home remodel, I think.

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  34. Grandma Kc says:

    What a fascinating building but you always find such cool places! Can’t wait to hear its history!

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  35. Rose says:

    OH, I so love this and hope you do find the history of it all. It is quite unique.

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  36. timkeen40 says:

    This reminds me so much of the landscape here in rural Kentucky. In my Dad’s youth, everybody farmed and everybody lived in a farmhouse. The new generations have taken over and those old farmhouses are just slowing rotting away. I look and wonder what life must have been like in them eighty to a hundred years ago. Same drama we have now, of course, just no running water, electricity, etc.


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