Coat room

The ample coat room where guests could stop after entering through the  porte-cochere, has a floor of oak and marble baseboard. The walls are polished knotted pine which was purchased by the by the Butterworths decorator from a manor house in England.

 

The d├ęcor may look a bit different than in the rest of the house. The Oak room is decorated in the Arts and Crafts style, which challenged the tastes of the Victorian era, choosing to create environments which featured functionally beautiful objects. The general form of Arts and Crafts style was typically rectilinear and angular, with decorative motifs borrowed from Medieval Europe Islamic, and Japanese design. Some of the best-known examples of this style come from renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.