|Bringing Back Holleywood
The house has been taken down to its bones, which means down to the lath in some cases. Lath and plaster walls were commonly used before the drywall method became popular after WWII. Thin pieces of cedar (called lath) were nailed onto 2x4 framing, then wet plaster was applied onto the lath in one to three applications.
Wall of center bath in upstairs hallway. It looks as if cedar strips are held together with icing.
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.