Thursday, September 3, 2015

Beautiful Britthampton (Part III)








 
All photos, Dean Farris, courtesy Julie and Tom Britt, Britt estate, Watermill

Imagine the beauty of gardens that have had over fifty years to mature~ the exquisite grounds of the Thomas Britt estate, on Long Island, are well established, with the patina of age and a mellow glow, as Julie herself said, this place could be anywhere in the world!  Geraniums are a trademark of Tom's garden designs, and his adjoining property has a magnificent reflecting pool, down below the swimming pool.  To see that property, please refer to Veranda magazine~ an homage to certain grand houses and gardens of Europe. 

The overall ambience of the Britt estate gardens is very Russell Page, and I thought of Mrs. Brown's place and also of the Manhasset estate of Bill and Babe Paley.  Looking forward to returning in the Spring, when the allee' of cherry trees blooms in all of it's natural grandeur!  Oh, the pleasure of making some arrangements from those branches for the house!  Divine!  Enjoy!  DF *****

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4 comments:

  1. Dean what a wonderful series on the Britt's home at Britthampton! I have looked at your post below several times, taking in all of the glorious details, from the inlaid chest to the unique lighting, and Foo dogs, I love Foo Dogs! Then the gardens and towers of geraniums!! ( I need his secrets, mine aren't blooming nearly as profusely!)

    Even though we have not met, I feel a kindred spirit with this superb designer from Kansas City and am so happy you know the Britt's!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. Karen,
      So glad you are enjoying! They are very nice people, and there is a mystical connection!
      Dean

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  2. Love the geraniums -one of my favorite flowers!

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    1. S,
      So do I ! Did you know they help to keep insects away?
      Dean

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