|Bringing Back Holleywood
Clawfoot tub (originally set up on April 21, 1915, according to signatures!) is removed for cleaning and will be reinstalled in bath in the second floor service wing.
Sample of local marble that we're using to make sill for the Mott tub in master bathroom.
This is an original Mott tub that came with the house. The team needs a moment to recover after moving it. They estimate it weighs about 1000 pounds.
Just off the master bedroom is a small octagonal room, a part of the turret, with lake views and a (crumbling) Juliette balcony. We think of turning it into an office or study, then Frank the architect has a better idea: put a clawfoot tub in the center of the room and turn it into a quirky, luxurious place to bathe. Donald, whose favorite form of decompression is a hot bath, loves this idea. Rob, the contractor, worries about pipe runs and measurements, so Frank gets down on the floor, assuming "bathtub position" to demonstrate how the placement could work.
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.