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Common Areas

Our professionally decorated B&B has been noted for its "comfortable elegance".

The Parlor - Front The Parlor - Back
The Library Stained Glass Window [more info]
The Breakfast Room Bradbury and Bradbury Wallpaper

The Grounds

Those of you who haven't been to the Martin Coryell House in a while will enjoy our newest addition - a much-expanded garden designed by Polly Dorman, owner of The Perennial Gardener.

Polly's work actually began back in 2001, when she relocated an English boxwood hedge, a 40-foot holly tree and some of the home's original iron fencing to create our lovely side-lawn garden.

She also laid out stone paths for a barbecue patio and used bricks from buried paths to edge the gardens surrounding the house. Those border gardens offer a continuous burst of color throughout the spring and summer thanks to a Victorian-inspired mix of daffodils, tulips, irises, peonies, foxgloves, roses, day and true lilies, daisies and chrysanthemums.

In the spring of 2006, Polly expanded on her vision, marking off our private garden with an iron arbor and gate - and adding a dramatic focal point - a seven-foot-high Victorian-style fountain.

Setting off the fountain is a complimentary mixed border garden chock full of true miniature English boxwood, rhododendrons, azaleas and viburnum.

We can't wait for spring to arrive each year to once again enjoy our gardens. We hope you will too!

Before and After

In August 2001 we received approval from our local zoning board for a "change of use", and began renovations the following January to convert our home to a B&B.

We hired local architect Michael Burns and interior designer Kate Marchesni of
Frenchtown's Acorn Design, who brought in decorative artist Janet Tava of Weehawken.

The team, along with general contractor ARC Enterprises, took a mere nine months to restore the home to its original grandeur and endow it with an elegant yet cozy style.

We still find it hard to believe that all of this work was done in only nine months and that we now own, live and work in this beautifully restored mansion.

We think you'll be amazed at some of these "Before" and "After" photos.

Myra's Room - before
Myra's Room - after
Myra's Room

Breakfast Room - before
Breakfast Room - after
Breakfast Room

Emma Lilly's Room - before
Emma Lilly's Room - after
Emma Lilly's Room

Alice's Room - Bathroom - before
Alice's Room - Bathroom - after
Alice's Room - Bathroom

Front Hall - before
Front Hall - after
Front Hall

Parlor - before
Parlor - after



Martin Coryell 1815-1886
[James P. Snell's History Of Hunterdon & Somerset Counties, 1881]

The house as it appeared at the turn of the 20th century.
[Hunterdon County, NJ Historical Society]

Close-up of the picture above

J.A. Anderson Photograph of the house circa 1900, "Residence Of Torbert Coryell"
(Torbert was Martin and Myra's Son)
[Bucks County, PA Historical Society]

Early postcards of North Union St. looking north
(The Coryell House is to the left in both pictures)

The Martin Coryell House as it looks today

Welcome to our house - Mary and Rich Freedman