Built in the 1920s for the Rockefeller family, this New England Colonial-style home was given new life by the inimitable Markham Roberts and the result is magnificent. One of the the true modern masters of classical design, Roberts signature ability to infuse homes with a fresh yet stately, historical tenor radiates in this project.
Nestled in the Connecticut country side and filled with an impressive mixture of American and English antiques, upholstered walls (the dens is upholstered in cashmere!) and richly layered chintzes, each room is a feast for the senses. There is an overarching sense of sumptuous comfort, making it impossible not to wonder if perhaps, the true potential of this home has been fully realized, thanks to the genius of Markham Roberts.
*More of this home can also be seen in Roberts latest book, Notes on Decorating, which is as educational as it is beautiful.
All photography is by Nelson Hancock and the original article can be found in the September/October 2020 edition of Veranda magazine.