|Bringing Back Holleywood||
Twelve snowy inches and more to come. Thanks to Lindsey for this shot of one of the driveway gateposts, lovely portrait of a New England winter eve.
Yesterday, Frank Garretson had the idea to clean up the stone wall at the former entrance to the property, which leads to an old drive just to the right of the Christmas tree. (Where Ellen is pointing.) We won't reopen the old drive (too hazardous now that the road is so much higher) but will clear away the scrub where the property meets the street. In season, this will provide drivers with lovely views of vernal ponds separated by what remains of the drive, a grassy sweep.
new driveable driveway
What was once a bumpy, treacherous entrance, is now much more inviting. Thanks to neighbor Lewis Bakes who kindly granted vehicles access via his property during the days the drive was in progress and out of commission.
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.