Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Barn Billy Loved

Thomas Britt, via VERANDA

Thomas Britt (Tom) built this beautiful barn of a house when he was only 26, after visiting some friends who had a similar place.  Later, the famous society decorator, Billy Baldwin, visited Tom, and said he wouldn't change a thing. 

Coincidentally, both Albert Hadley and Billy had similar Summer abodes at various times in their lives.  I'm excited to be getting to see this famous designer barn myself, this coming weekend...there's a fun u-tube of Tom showing his property also if you're interested.  Enjoy!  DF *****  

Original sketch, Dean Farris, The Barn at Britthampton (c) 2015


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3 comments:

  1. Dean, at age 26, this fabulous space was certainly a harbinger of great things to come for Tom!
    Thank you so much for visiting, I agree with the comparison of Katz to Hockney's art, which I also love!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    Artist Alex Katz

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  2. K,
    So nice of you to post this nice comment. For all I know, both Alex and David have been in this beautiful designer barn- since so many famous and talented artists have worked and lived in the Hamptons.
    Dean

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  3. We found out from Tom that BB had seen pictures of "the barn" and then sent Tom a letter. A very wonderful and beautifully written one admiring the creation of a Hamptons Masterpiece.
    Dean

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