Tommy and Dee Hilfiger Transform a Landmark into a home for their family
A castellated yew hedge divides the boxwood knot garden from the rose garden. Stag statues from La Maison Française Antiques.
Photo: Oberto Gili
In the baronial entry hall, an antique iron chandelier hangs over an 1840s Gothic Revival library table and Bullard-designed stools, which are dressed in a Robert Kime print with a Samuel & Sons fringe trim. Seventeenth-century Oushak from Mansour.
Looking into the entry hall of Tommy and Dee Hilfiger’s historic house, where a 19th-century hunting dog painting is surrounded by antique antlers; the home was renovated by architect Andre Tchelistcheff and furnished by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
The dining room walls are upholstered in a paisley design by Bullard for Schumacher and hung with antique Chinese porcelain. Rare Gothic Revival table and chairs by A.W.N. Pugin.
In the library, leather club chairs flank a door opening onto the rose garden.
The living room’s labyrinthine plasterwork ceiling was executed by Hyde Park Mouldings. George Smith sofa in a Clarence House silk velvet with pillows of antique tapestry and a Scalamandré leopard print; cocktail table by Bullard.
Tommy’s third-floor study boasts a mural depicting the home’s original owners.
In the oak-paneled breakfast room, chairs in a Chelsea Textiles linen-cotton check are paired with an antique oak table. Vintage horn chandelier; 17th-century Dutch still life; 19th-century French console.
Original oak woodwork lines the grand stairwell.
A Paul Ferrante light fixture (foreground) illuminates the game room.
The master bedroom boasts an English mahogany four-poster, an antique Italian armorial shield, and a painted Bavarian chest. Embroidered bedding by Leontine Linens.
The view takes in Long Island Sound and, on clear days, New York City in the distance.
Family fun on the trampoline.
The home’s lawn is dotted with topiary.
Stone deer from Barbara Israel Garden Antiques guard the entrance.
Chickens outside the coop.
The cobbled rose garden features a fountain by Phillip Watson; Miranda Brooks designed the landscape.
TEXT BY KATE BETTS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY OBERTO GILI
Posted January 31, 2017· March 2017 Issue