tuxedo Manor Hall
The Lake room with 1920's to 1950's furniture by French masters Mategot Audoux Minet, J. M. Frank, and Jacques Adnet with a Giacometti Chandelier above.
The main living room with an eclectic array of treasures including a Jacques Adnet desk, André Arbus chandeliers, and Carl Malmsten sofa and chairs. Walls are in Ralph Lauren silk and the Apple Rush rug is from Patterson, Flynn, and Martin.
The Reception room where a Jacques Adnet daybed and Karl Springer mirror and table mix with a circa 1400 French wing chair and antique embroidery on the drapes.
The dining room with custom rock crystal chandelier by Hervé Van der Straeten over an Edward Wormley table surrounded by 18th Century Belgian chairs. Custom embroidery on the walls picks up the design of the vintage William Morris drapes.
A new take on the Trophy Room, the media room echoes Serpentine Manor with Python skin border and curtain trims. Ralph Lauren python ottomans on a pieced zebra hide rug. Karl Springer mirror and George Jouve drawings.
The gymnasium with antique windows from France fitted as doors and mirrors makes use of a lower ground space that was wasted. A vintage gymnast's mat relives as a bench for taking a break.
The Entrance Gallery with a Jansen sofa, Riemerschmidt cabinet, and a 12th Century refectory table from Sotheby's. Aesthetic period chandelier found at Christie's. Sornay chairs flank the entrance to the living room.
The wine cellar with custom cork ceiling, flagstone floor, and antique ladder we found at the Paris flea market. Lights from Circa Lighting by Thomas O'Brien.
The manor house built in 1900 and fully restored in 2004-2005 was commissioned by Charles Cooper of the Cooper-Hewitt family as a summer cottage in the historic private park of Tuxedo Park.
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A classic summer "cottage" in the Newport tradition, this 17-bedroom house was a delightful challenge to update for a young family with four young children.