The low, bright, afternoon sun set the white buildings aglow. I had to stop and take some pictures. These simple, white, wooden structures reflect the rationalist sensibility of 18th Century New England, a way of seeing that continued into the early 19th Century, when most of them were probably built.
The Italinate cupola on the barn may have been added later, a statement, perhaps, of the wealth accrued from a run of successful harvests. This is the 54-acre Matlock Farm, founded in 1638. It lies a few miles northwest of Boston, in the leafy suburb of Lincoln, Massachusetts.