September’s issue of Architectural Digest is delightful. One of my design icons, Steven Gambrel has an ambitious project featured. A 1930′s estate encompassing 18,000 square feet set on 26 acres would make any designer’s hair stand on end….with excitement.
The Georgian style manor house on Long Island’s Gold Coast was home to Ogden Phipps, the financier and was purchased by the new owners from Phipps’ daughter.
Gambrel called it “a daunting task,” when asked how he managed to pay homage to the property’s historic roots yet make it functional and livable for a family with teenagers.
Along with architect, Oliver Cope, Gambrel has breathed fresh life into an aging beauty.
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