House Tour: House Snooping at The Polohouse

We’ve seen so many wonderful homes during the
House Snooper’s series and today is no exception!
Today we’re snooping inside the amazing home of Alison from 

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Thanks so much, Suzy, 
for inviting me
to stop by 
to share my home 
with you and your followers!

I am so honored.

Though we are in the midst
of a midwest winter,
I will show you the house
in brighter, greener, warmer months!
The back side of the house that faces the street.
Our house was once a barn and polo stables
built around 1939 that was
converted to a single family home in the late 1970’s.
Our black lab Cada is running toward the camera.
The center two story section 
had a central paneled meeting area
for the owners to entertain friends and family
when they were not out practicing polo in the fields
of the 20 acres that the farm was once part of 
before being subdivided.

Above this area were living quarters for the
caretakers who lived here for over thirty years.
We are the fifth owners and have 
lived here for almost 10 years.
Very casual family living!
This is the front door.
Come inside!

Front entry hall. Original cedar paneling.

Hallie under the staircase in the back hall.

The trophy case in the hallway.

Looking into the tack room, across from the trophy case.
Cats cuddling.
We renovated our kitchen three years ago. 
It was much needed as it was 
 original from the late 1970’s 
when the barn was converted.

The kitchen island is an antique reproduction English huntboard
found in North Carolina. It came with marble slabs on the top
and the base makes for great storage. 

I know to some it may seem odd to skirt bar stools, 
but when our black lab was a rambunctious puppy, she chewed 
on the lower rungs of these stools. Major damage!  So instead of discarding them,  I added heavy weave burlap-colored linen skirts 
to give them new life! Oh, the things we do.

 Now on to the living room.
It has a cathedral ceiling and the living and dining rooms
are combined within the space.

The two story windows were added in place of where
the large barn doors were at one time
This is the warming room.
This is where the owners and their friends would hang out when they were not
 practicing polo or wanted to grab a bite or hang out by the fire on chilly days.  

Opposite side of the room. Original cedar paneling throughout.
 So with that I will wrap up
this little tour!
Please stop by 
if you want to see 
 more of our old house.

Thanks again,
 Suzy for hosting me here

It has been so much fun!


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Thank you for allowing us to snoop around your beautiful home, Alison.
How cool to have a built in trophy case and a Warming Room!
Your home is amazing.

I’m so glad you stopped by!



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  1. What a lovely and charming home, I just love it.
    The kitchen is wonderful and I love how you found a way to keep the damaged stools by skirting them… perfect!
    Thank you for sharing the tour with us this morning!

  2. Love this one with the equestrian touches and that kitchen is fantastic. Such a warm welcoming home. Love Fridays for this series….Have a blessed Easter!


  3. Tamyra Positively Southern says:

    So glad you shared this home Suzy! I LOVE it!

  4. Gee Singh Newbanks says:

    Thanks for sharing with us ladies. I enjoyed the peek into the Polo House.Luv the Blog 🙂
    have a wonderful Easter weekend.
    Hugs, Gee

  5. Alison is such a sweetie and i adore her GORGEOUS home! What an eye for detail she has! Every inch of her home is my favorite:):) Thanks for featuring her! XO, Pinky PS, I really want to skirt by bar stools now:):)

  6. Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait says:

    Um…I’ve finally stumbled upon exactly what I want my house to look like…every single room!! I’m heading over to follow. Thanks for sharing!


  7. Alison @ The Polohouse says:

    Hi Suzy!
    Thanks so much for featuring my home on your gorgeous blog!
    Its always fun to stop by here and see what you are up to.
    Hope this finds you enjoying your Easter weekend!
    Thanks again,

  8. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    I love, love Alison’s home…it is beyond stunning!!!…Always such a pleasure seeing her home!