|Bringing Back Holleywood||
We loved the palette at Holleywood: warm greens, grays, champagnes. While Chris Brennan excavated the collections of Farrow and Ball, Ben Moore, Donald Kaufman and California Paints for complementary room colors, Lance went to work recreating original shades we wanted to match.
Jason the painter (who created the signage for Hotchkiss Library in Sharon) replicated the original Holleywood sign for us. Due to fortuitous similarity in surnames, the only change he had to make in the design was three letters.
Jason the painter was working on a ladder, glazing windows when the earthquake happened today. "Suddenly my ladder began to shake, glass was jiggling around--it felt like 5 or 6 of the guys were jumping up and down on the porch beneath me." Luckily no damage was incurred, not even a cracked pane.
Who knew you had to master circus skills to be a painter?
"I did," volunteers Jason, from his perch on stilts. He is almost single-handedly peeling back the walls of Holleywood to barest bones. Here he is in the Master (Tower) Bedroom, having stripped off the wallpaper, about to attend to sagging plaster in the 10 ft. ceiling.
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.