Gracie wall coverings always transform a spectacular room into something completely magical, and the entrance hall of this circa 1907 home is a perfect example. Jenny at The Foo Dog Blog discovered and posted the room several years ago on her popular Tublr account, and it went viral. Over the weekend, I posted it on Instagram and was thrilled when a follower provided the address, which led to the real estate listing!
The 9,263 square foot home was located in the Heathcote Estate Area of Scarsdale, New York, on over five acres with pool and tennis court. I say “was” because this elegant home was demolished by new buyers who did not appreciate architectural details of a bygone era that are impossible to replicate today. (And you know how I feel about that!) Let’s take a moment to appreciate the former beauty…
Tragic. This classic entrance hall is one of my all time favorites, and I cannot imagine what would possess anyone to tear it down! Let’s hope at least the Gracie was salvaged. It is their SY-125 pattern which has been in production for more than 40 years. Jenn Gracie, fourth-generation leader of Gracie wallcoverings, was so moved by this beautiful room and its unfortunate demise that SY-125 will now be known as “Heathcote” after the name of the street on which the home was located. Such a lovely tribute!
The original real estate listing and home tour can be seen here and here. You can read more about the history of this home here and the demolition here. And on a lighter note, you can read my interview with Jenn Gracie here!