Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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on the opposite side of the hall, andoverlooks the ocean; it has windows on three sides, two ofwhich directly face the water. It is beautifully designed inthe Dutch style. The color scheme is blue and white. Thewalls are incased with a high paneling in natural oak, whichreaches to the tops of the doors; it carries a shelf on which secting circles, the whole being crowned with a shelf. Thereare numerous pictures above, chiefly hunting scenes. Theplain cornice corresponds to the wood used below. Theceiling is plain, with three central lights depending from thecenter over the table. The floor is stained green. The fur-niture is of oak, covered with green leather. The buff win-dow curtains have bands of green with billiard ornamentson the lambrequins. On the south side of the house is a portico in two stories;a long flight of steps descends from this to the sunken gar-den which has been built on this side. It is also reached bysteps from the entrance and ocean front, and is a true sunken
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The Drawing-room Is Pink and White: the Furniture Includes Some Fine Old Pieces of Great Variety are placed a number of blue and white pieces of pottery, acouple of fine Wedgwood plaques, a Delia Robbia relief,and other ornaments. All these stand in relief against thefrieze of plain pale blue. The ceiling is beamed, with panelsof light blue. There is a blue and white rug on the hard-wood floor, and the oak furniture has covers of blue leather.The mantel, which supports a paneled overmantel, has fac-ings of dark buff Roman brick. The side of the room whichadjoins the hall is, as has been stated, completely filled withglazed doors, over which are blue and white curtains. Thecurtains at the windows are of blue velvet. The billiard-room is in the same wing on the front of thehouse. The walls have a wainscot of green stained oak inupright boards; above are panels of rough plaster with inter- garden, contained within bricked walls, surmounted by apaneled balustrade. Marble statues stand at
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