|Bringing Back Holleywood||
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.
Did you know squirrels could climb stucco walls? We didn't either, but I watched this little fellow scamper up to the tower, looking down at me as if he owns the place.
Our first party in Holleywood: post-turkey bubbly and dessert.
His surname is Carpenter. He and his team have upgraded and replaced and powered up the whole place, providing juice for life as we know it, from basement to attic.
This is an original Mott tub that came with the house. The team needs a moment to recover after moving it. They estimate it weighs about 1000 pounds.
Landclearing is an important part of the job. Healthy trees are pruned and sometimes re-sited. New willows are strategically placed in the field for beauty and privacy from the road.
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.