|THE RESIDENCE OF JULIAN L. PEABODY, ESQ., AT WESTBURY, L. I. Peabody, Wilson & Brown, Architects|
The interior woodwork of the hall is remarkable for its fidelity of detail to original Colonial designs which, by the bye, is the ultimate test of the worth of modern Colonial architecture. Landscape paper of an old pattern hat been effectively used on the wall.
A living-room that is immensely livable. Weathered oak, hand-adzed beams support the ceiling. The walls are rough plaster painted deep cream. Some of the furniture is oak, some is painted. The hangings and upholstery are blue. There is room enough for several distinct furniture groupings: a music corner around the piano, the center table and the fireplace davenport with its refectory table behind. A view through the doorway to the right is shown on ***below***.
There is a singular fascination about a house with different floor levels. Its rooms seem, to have such different personalities. That is the feeling one has on ascending these three steps. From the living-room, ***shown above***, one climbs up to the drawing-room, which is entirely different in character as it is in use. Peabody. Wilson & Brown, architects.
|THE GARDEN WITHIN WALLS|
|Not quite the same!|