This year, August is absolutely beautiful here in Greenwich–not too hot with plenty of sunny days. This is a nudge for those on the fence to come visit now while the going’s good! The previous Augusts have been either too cold and rainy or too hot, so why not enjoy the one month of the summer when Greenwich empties out and you’re less likely to get hit on Greenwich Avenue?
Just kidding, mostly. But we’re enjoying some beautiful weather here at the Stanton House Inn! If you’d like to come for a visit, may we make a room recommendation?
Room 28 is on the second floor, overlooking the pool, gardens, and patio on the south side of the house. Situated over the dining room, this room has the same big windows as the room below, with just as pretty a view.
Back when the Seaman-Brush house was first built in 1843 in the Federalist style, this room was the master bedroom, hence the big windows. With the addition of the Western wing in 1900, this was relegated to being just another bedroom in the house. But it still received some attention from Stanford White, as demonstrated by his signature fireplace in the room, which is now a working gas fireplace, as well as many of the other finishes that made the bedrooms on the second floor so interesting.
If you look closely at the fireplace, you’ll notice its surrounding glass tiles. These were installed when the fireplace was first constructed and obstructed from view by whitewash for years. We only recently discovered them under several layers of paint, and to this day cannot understand why they were covered-over, as they’re gorgeous! Happily enough, though, the paint seems to have protected them quite well and the fireplace now adds a certain elegance to the room.
This room also features a small deck facing towards the southeast of the house, as well as a queen-sized bed. This room has quite a few fans (including a celebrity or two), maybe you’ll become one too the next time you stay with us!