Grand and stately, with an expansive sweep of lawn, this 1920s
Tudoresque home takes full advantage of its corner lot positioning, as was
intended by its noted architects, Meade and Hamilton.Sitting atop a slight grade, the home exudes an aura both
commanding and serene.Mature trees
offer natural beauty and contribute to the ¥grand estate' feeling.
Ornate plasterwork, including thistle and Tudor roses, adorns the
ceiling of the unusual octagonal foyer.Two hidden closets nestle nearly unnoticeably within the oak-paneled
walls of the foyer.Upon entering the
spacious living room, one is aware that the owners' personal style is as grand
as the home itself.Throughout the
house, furnishings, art and unusual objects, both from far-flung regions as
well as domestic, delight the eye.Family heirlooms, carefully chosen antiques and exotic objects proclaim
this house to be home to very vital living.
Rich in architectural detail, the living room's carved stone fireplace
echoes the thistle and Tudor rose motif of the foyer.Decorative plasterwork enhances the ceiling, and Tudor arched
leaded glass windows complete the look.
A breathtaking sterling silver and crystal chandelier from the 1920s
graces the impressive dining room.A
sterling silver light fixture also hangs in the butler's pantry.The kitchen is actually a wonderful and
convenient suite of rooms, including the main kitchen, a breakfast room, a mud
room and a small pantry currently housing the refrigerator. The first floor
also contains a large study as well as an especially welcoming sunroom that
opens onto a terraced flagstone patio.The terrace in turn leads to a well-manicured lawn and lush flowerbeds.
The second floor is a place for privacy, comfort and rest.Many amenities, such as plentiful full
baths, large closets built-in drawers, and picturesque window seats make his a
haven for the owners and guests alike.A suite for servants on the second floor provides extra space for