Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
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gin the center is pink and blue; the curtains are of red velvet,and there is much hand-some furniture, richlycarved. Two splendid ironlamps depend from the ceil-ing rafters, and a hand-some piece of tapestry anda richly embroidered velvetrug add to the color of theupper parts. It is a roomthoroughly splendid in di-mensions, in design and inequipment. The left wing is occupiedby three rooms, a reception-room, library and living-room. The first of these ison the entrance front; theliving-room on the hillfront, and the library liesbetween them. Both thefirst two rooms are apart-m ents of comparativelymoderate size. The recep-tion-room is a beautifullittle Louis XVI room,treated chiefly in white, thecolors being extremely lightand delicate. The w allshave a paneled wainscotwith silk panels. At thefurther end is an alcove rug on the hardwood floor is of soft blue-gray and white. The dining-room, on the opposite side of the main hall,is a sumptuous apartment, paneled throughout in mahogany.
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The Entrance Front Has Two Wings with an Open Forecourt Containing the Vestibule November, 1906 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 289 The wainscot is surmounted by a silk frieze of lions on apink background, of Italian origin, a modern reproductionof an antique design, which gives a brilliant note of color tothe rich dark walls. The beamed ceiling, also of mahogany,is designed in deep rectangular coffers. Over the carvedwood mantel is a built-in portrait of Mr. Thomas C. Proc-tor, the father of the owner of the house. Doors at the endadmit to the loggia, which is sometimes used as an outdoordining-room, and which, in winter, is inclosed with glass forthe safe keeping of the bay trees used for external decoration. The service wing, which adjoins the dining-room, isplanned with great completeness. The pantry is arrangedbetween the dining-room and the kitchen; beyond is a secondpantry, with the servants dining-room at the extreme end.On the opposite side of the back hall is a cleaning-room andc
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