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LOL, Zach, once again we're in some sort of cosmic sync on our posting subjects-as it happens, I did a post today about Vizcaya, also designed by Hoffman, but, get this, posted a picture of a fountain in the garden, with spouting frogs sculpted by, you guessed it, Charles Cary Rumsey.I like these rooms---grand, but not opulent
Based on the exterior photos and floor plan included with your previous post, I felt the Living Room seemed like an afterthought. It's as if the original living room was reconfigured into the Children's Room and Hall and the angled foyer and grand Living Room were additions created to house the wainscoting and doors "found in an old English 'pub'." As previous commenters said, the exterior seems like an odd assemblage. However, I agree with The Down East Dillettante, the interiors have an eclectic charm that is quite pleasant. -- CDR from San Marino (formerly of NYC)
altho the lattice porch is kind of out of synch with the rest of the interiors, i like the fireplace and the built in couch - almost Wrightian. i'm crazy about all that carved wood and, as you know, a big fan of sculpted ceilings and the rooms are nicely sized for the house
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