760 Westleigh Road

Year of award: 
1996
Award category: 
Restoration - Landscape Feature
Original architect: 
Charles Adam Platt - Landscape

This home was built on a portion of the grounds of Villa Turicum, the estate of Harold McCormick and Edith Rockefeller McCormick. Architect Charles Adam Platt  designed for the McCormicks what was once described as "the finest example in America of the Italian treatment in landscape design."  When the current owners purchased the property, the magnificant structures had been left to vandals and the elements.  The owners carefully and lovingly restored the original lily pond, fountains, stone walkways, stone walls, and a series of terraces that break the descent to the beach.