|Bringing Back Holleywood||
empty rooms full of tales
In 1972, John Rudd (original owner's great grandson) and his wife Jinny moved into the house full time after John retired from his engineer job in New Jersey. They redecorated the house in high-70s style, which included gold and avocado color schemes. This eagle-pattern paper on a wall in the den evokes a political theme, perhaps a nod to John's forbear. Plumbing was added to the house in 1915, via pipes narrow as this one. No attempt was made to hide pipes, as you can see. They were a sign of modernity.
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.