Wednesday, June 9, 2010

French Norman Manor House Pool and Garden

Here is the pool house for a circa 1926 French Norman manor house from last week's house and garden tour that featured several Mountain Colony estates in the Somerset Hills. This home was first on the tour and I neglected to photograph the home itself. Boo hoo. It was designed and built in 1926 by architect Eugene Mason as his family home. Don't you love the outdoor shower? The details of the bronze shower head are too dark in my photo but it's a similar smaller variation of the dolphin fountain's spout. I also like the way the drain was inset so attractively in the shower floor.

The property has been placed in conservation and is one of very few original Mountain Colony estates to remain intact. The distant mountain views when you step out of the main house are amazing. I am definitely taking my big camera to the 2012 tour sponsored by the Garden Club of Somerset Hills. Click to enlarge any photo.

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Ed said...

Awesome pool house !!
You visit some amazing places. I love the pics, thanks for sharing.

KClark Photography said...

That pool and changing rooms looked like the
one from The Philidelphia Story.