1051 Meadow Lane

Year of award: 
1999
Award category: 
Preservation
Original architect: 
Harrie T. Lindeberg
Year built: 
1927-1929

This residence is a masterpiece of New York architect Harrie T. Lindeberg.  Built from 1927-1929 for Robert Gardner, the house has a formal English design constructed in a palette of materials, which lend a subtle country house character. The owners fully restored the exterior of the house and its landscape.  Sensitive restoration of the interior was undertaken based on scholarly research into Lindeberg's design philosophy.  The extensive historic millwork and handcarved ornamental detail in wood and plaster of the public rooms were meticulously refinished. Renovation included installation of honed limestone floors in the entry hall and gallery in a pattern and scale consistent with Lindeberg's own designs.  Other areas of the house were restored and adapted to complement the historic integrity of the original residence.