Returning Home: Repurchasing A Former Abode
January 31, 2014
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIM STREET-PORTER
Situated in a picturesque hamlet of Greenwich, Connecticut, is an elegant 90-year-old home whose architecture was inspired by George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Its graceful design also carries hints of 18th-century English country houses and the neoclassical style popularized by Venetian architect Andrea Palladio, but the home owes its charm more to the harmony of its composition than to the beauty of its component parts.
When a young family recently purchased it, the new lady of the house was already familiar with every wall, window and nook. After all, it had been her childhood home. As a young woman, she had gone out into the world and, after marrying, bought the home with her husband, reclaiming an important part of her family history.
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