|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.
gatehouse greetings from 1932
Turns out that writing on windows was something they did at the Gatehouse, too. Thanks to Lindsey for waiting for just the right light to capture this shot from their dining room window.
These wooden shutters were original to the 1860 renovation when the first floor was enlarged. Oh, the craftsmanship. Both then, and now. Thanks to the dedication of Jason Hanley and his team who rehinged the shutters, repainted and rehung them, they now fold perfectly into the wall just like they did when Governor Holley and Sarah Coit Day turned in for the night.
tree felling, continued
The tree felling adventure was repeated this week when several overgrown spruces came down on the porch side of the house. They were not only listing, but crowding out an oak and a tulip tree which we hope will rebranch and fill out and thrive. Now, light streams in not only through front windows, but west windows, too.
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.