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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ORTUNATELY most of us have our ideals,ideas of what for ourselves an ideal homeshould be, and happy are those of us whocome so near to the realization of an ideal,as has the owner of TheHomestead, the country home of Mr. William L. Otis at Water-ford, Connecticut. Mr. Otis came upon the house he now occupies while on a visit one day in New London. Do you know, he chanced to remark to a friend, it has always been my desire to buy a farmhouse, the older the better, and to remodel and beautify it. But it must be a really old house, worth doing over, and it must stand overlooking the water. Lake, river, ocean or bay, I dont care which it is that creeps into my landscape, but water I must have. Why, exclaimed the friend, I know of just such a place. And so it was, briefly, that The Homestead of to-day began its evolution. Now, if one goes to Waterford, one may see it. A restful .rambling.house,, ex- Entry.
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kground, a gay id green lawns 0 the shore of >arkling reaches om window or 1 one fail to see iere out in the quisitely set with a big old forest as old-fashioned garden around its doors^ dotted with fine old trees stretching do Jordan Cove, beyond which lie the broaof the Sound. Never,door of the Homestead,a white sail dancing someexpanse of the world of wa?fi One counts live lighth ves from itslawn. Fishers Island and Kim Island arein sight, and at evening the suRet gun comesbooming across to reverberaf-^. against thewalls of the staunch old hous^. which hasstood there so long and see} so manychanges. For the very oldest part of the housewas built in 1635. Then the littk cove onwhich it stood was still often call q by itsodd old Indian name, Poquyo ^h, orPoquang, though later it was named RobinHoods Bay, and later still Jordan Cjpve, asit remains to-day. :• Then The Homestead was a littlehouse, with just a big kitchen downstairs,fourteen by twenty, with two bedrooms bfhind it,
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