Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hill-Stead again

I showed Hill-Stead late in the fall, so I returned to it in the winter for a different atmosphere.

Theodate Pope Riddle, the architect of Avon Old Farms School, shown a couple of weeks ago, also assisted in the design of this house.  She lived here with her parents and later with her husband.

Hill-Stead has some similarities to the Mount Vernon replica I showed yesterday . . . two-story columns forming a porch, symmetrical dormer windows, white siding and black shutters . . . but I think it is a unique house rather than an attempt to replicate Mount Vernon.

20 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting angle in this picture,I love those balconies, the facade is so romantic!
Léia

Kate said...

I hope they had a large family to fill all that space. I agree about the angle, which adds interest to the photo.

Sunny said...

What an amazing house, a real beauty, but I wouldn't want the heating bills, haha!
☼ Sunny

SRQ said...

At first, I thought this was the house from yesterday! I'd love to check out the inside as well as meander the grounds, although that long porch looks more inviting in the fall photo.

Sharon said...

I like this photo! I like the angle you shot it from! It's a beautiful house.

Farmchick said...

Really a beautiful structure.

lizziviggi said...

It's just beautiful. It looks like it was designed to be surrounded so picturesquely with snow.

Randy said...

Love the big trees!

Lois said...

It's beautiful. It reminds me of some of the old plantation houses that are still standing around here. I really like the columns!

joo said...

It's a beautiful and elegant building and looks lovely in winter scenery, however (it's because I'm tired with winter!) I can't wait to see it in spring - I can almost envisage the fresh leaves in the trees and flowers in the lawn:)
have a nice evening!
j.

jennyfreckles said...

Looks pretty in the snow but I would guess it's really a house that comes into its own in high summer. Tea on the terrace?

RedPat said...

Gorgeous - it looks o lovely surrounded by snow! Your angle is super.

cieldequimper said...

For a minute I thought this was a side view of yesterday's replica! I am trying to imagine what it would be like to come home to a warm teapot here after a winter's walk!

EG Wow said...

It's certainly a beautiful, spacious home! Exquisite!

Regina K said...

What a house and what a great photo!!!

T. Becque said...

I know this is a boring word, but this is very pretty. I like it.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I would love to see inside this beautiful old home... The snow is a nice setting (good thing, I guess since you have it anyway - hah!)

Bises,
G

VP said...

I was mistaken at first sight, after reading your description now I know better. An elegant mansion anyway and in a perfect setting.

Malyss said...

What a fabulous house!I imagine it full of children and cats and dogs, laughs and visitors!
But : so much windows, and so much rooms, it must be hard to heat it!

JM said...

Another awesome composition in white, Jack!