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(Photos of Garden only, entrance to the home was not permitted)

Like the early 19th-century houses that inspired its design, this house is simply articulated with limited ornamentation applied in key areas. Its most elaborate features are the principal entrance, at the center of the façade, the 2nd-story window above it, and the cornice. The decorative trim here is both delicate and free-handed. The entrance porch’s elaborate Scamozzi Ionic capitals, distinctive because of their diagonally positioned volutes at each corner, were popularized by Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552–1616) and much used by builders throughout Colonial America. Friezes on both the bow-plan porch and the cornice include classical elements in non-canonical combinations. Conrad was a physician.

— 2012 Festival of Historic Houses Guidebook

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