The design elements in this 1833 Greek Revival home compliment the passions of its owners, as the property provides an eclectic backdrop to display their very personal art collection. With an interest in a somewhat regional approach, we sourced furnishings from western Connecticut and the Hudson Valley, intermixed with the family’s own heirlooms. This approach of choosing furnishings makes the entire home feel like it has been filled with items collected over time, less precious and effortlessly placed together.
The property has a romantic history with stories of celebrated artists and writers seeking refuge from New York. During the late 1930s and 40s, Alexander Calder and Salvador Dali often visited the house as they were good friends of MOMA curator James Thrall Soby. Soby commissioned the modernist addition to accommodate his ambitious art collection. Our clients’ own robust art collection continues to honor the property, including an entire nook of drawings by Alexander Calder.