|Bringing Back Holleywood
Floorboards had been removed in the kitchen in the renovation of 1915 (we think) to make way for stone slab under the Glenwood stove. Instead of finding new wood to replace them, Rob and his team used wainscotting boards from the ceiling to fill in the space. Glenwood is out for repair and will be moved to the breakfast room. DCS stove will take its place. Floors were put down over wideboards during 1860 renovation. We could have pulled up the floors to see if wideboards were intact. But there is a limit to every restoration, isn't there?
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.