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Tuxedo Park, NY: A Time Warp Beyond the Stone Gates

Tuxedo Park, NY: A Time Warp Beyond the Stone Gates

  Tuxedo Park, NY: A Time Warp Beyond the Stone Gates Founded in the 1880s by the tobacco baron Pierre Lorillard IV as a hunting and fishing playground for his fellow tycoons, Tuxedo Park now sits within the town of Tuxedo in Orange County. Best known for lending its name to men’s formal wear, it is one of the oldest gated communities in the United States, with access restricted to its 300 or so families, about half of whom are part-time residents.   To read entire article as written by James C. Pearson For New York…

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The Makeover of a Mansion

The Makeover of a Mansion

  ENLARGE PHOTO: JOSHUA MCHUGH   Downplayed Abbey: The Makeover of a Mansion By ARLENE HIRST July 20, 2016 10:35 a.m. ET “It seemed like something out of a fairy tale,” said New York designer Carl D’Aquino, summing up his clients’ reaction to the Jacobean-revival home they found in the gated enclave of Tuxedo Park, N.Y. The Manhattan couple sought a weekend escape that would capably accommodate their five children, extended family and guests. They discovered it 40 miles north of Gotham, in an 11,000-square-foot manse built in 1910, amid postcard-ready vistas of Tuxedo Lake and the nearby Ramapo mountains. The home is one of 300 mansions of varying architectural styles—from Greek Revival to Italianate—whose original owners unironically referred to them as cottages. Though the homeowners loved the house for its size and the light, it posed a challenge: how to make its palatial rooms, with their interior columns and archways,…

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