If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that Gracie Studio is one of my favorite accounts. Because of the endless colors and patterns from which to choose, I never tire of hand-painted Chinoiserie wallcoverings. When Gracie posted this dining room by designer Elena Phillips, I simply had to see the rest of the gorgeous home. Elena graciously provided additional images for today’s tour along with additional details on this gorgeous home!
The house was designed and built in the early 20th century by the renowned architect Cameron Clark for the VanSinderin family in New Canaan, Connecticut. “Woodley,” as the house was originally called, was enjoyed as an equestrian country retreat. The property included the main house, stone and carriage barns, chauffeur quarters, and a secret sunken garden. Renamed “Treetops” after the long driveway studded with majestic trees in 1925 by Walter S. Hutchinson, then-Washington Post editor of the Sunday magazine section, the home has endless stories and a colorful history. Photography by Jane Beiles unless otherwise noted.
So beautiful, yes? You know I have a passion for old homes, especially ones with a story! They just don’t make them like they used to. To learn more about Elena Phillips and see more of her incredible work, please click here. Thank you, Elena for today’s fabulous tour!