Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Gardens of 'Nirvana'

The gardens of 'Nirvana', the William Gould Brokaw estate designed by Little & O'Connor c. 1900 in Kings Point.  Click HERE for more on 'Nirvana' which has since been demolished.


Doug Floor Plan said...

The house is such a hot mess that this shouldn't come as a surprise. If the technology had been available I'm sure there would have been nighttime lighting effects to rival Vegas.

Tyngsboro said...

In days of old, in formal gardens in Italy, the effect sought after was one of studied neglect . . . I believe that was the term. Looking at the overgrown balustrades, and ivy overtaking the marble lions, it seems to have been achieved here.

Van said...

I never noticed that term before, but immediately understand the appeal and how difficult it is to successfully achieve!