The stunning Eustis Estate in Milton, MA at sunset.
The Eustis Estate is a spectacular English Queen Anne style mansion a short distance outside Boston. Designed by architect William Ralph Emerson and completed in 1879, the house was a showcase of Aesthetic Movement interiors when built.
Although not well known today, Emerson was a masterful architect at the cutting edge of the field in the 1870s and 80s. A year after the Eustis mansion, he designed “Redwood” in Bar Harbor, Maine, considered the first Shingle Style cottage.
My previous firm was brought in after the property was acquired by Historic New England to do microscopic paint analysis to determine what the original interior finishes had been. Working on this project was a highlight of my career.
More about the Eustis Estate at: http://ow.ly/KN3t50FQr75
The paint analysis process is described in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners” with before and after photos from the Eustis project.
The 720 page award-winning and best-selling hardcover book available in bookstores and from online retailers.
Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author in our shop, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.
Bookstores can order copies from W.W. Norton.
Want to learn more about historic house styles? “A Field Guide to American Houses” by Virginia McAlester is the classic volume on the subject and is also available in our shop.
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