A Family-Friendly Manor

Designer Ernest de la Torre puts a hip spin on a historic mansion

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Photographer: Eric Piasecki
Designer Ernest de la Torre puts a hip spin on a historic mansion
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Jacobean Revival House
The Jacobean Revival house was built in 1900 for Charles W. Cooper by the architecture firm Hoppin and Koen.
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Jennifer Cacioppo and her sons, Richard Albert (top), James Jr. (right), and George, at their Tuxedo Park, New York, home, which was renovated and decorated by .
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The living room’s Art Deco sofa and armchairs by Carl Malmsten are upholstered in fabrics by , the chandeliers are by André Arbus, and the cocktail table, made by , has a resin top on a base of vintage balcony railings designed by Gilbert Poillerat; the rug is by , and the curtains are made of a fabric inset with panels of 18th-century embroidery.
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André Sornay Chairs
André Sornay chairs and André Arbus sconces flank the doorway between the gallery and living room.
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Interior Designer  Ernest de la Torre
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The sitting room features Chinese lacquer screens and a Karl Springer mirror and side table, all from , a Jacques Adnet daybed, and a Louis XIII wing chair purchased at auction; the wallpaper is by , and the light fixture is antique.
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A painting by in the first-floor stair hall.
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In the dining room, a light fixture by Hervé Van der Straeten from hangs above a vintage Dunbar table and antique Flemish chairs; the walls are covered in silk stenciled with a William Morris motif, and the Jacobean-style plaster ceiling is original to the house.
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Richard Albert in the kitchen, which features a range.
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Master Suite Office
In the office of the master suite, the Regency sofa retains its original leather, the circa-1940 leather-and-wood armchair is by Charles Dudouyt, and an antique Louis Vuitton trunk serves as a cocktail table; the vintage pictures of a shipping fleet are from Ann-Morris Antiques.
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A circa-1970 bed in a guest room; the Vladimir Kagan chair and ottoman are from , and the walls are painted in Winter Gray.
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In Annabella’s bedroom, the 19th-century daybed has a of polyester, and the antique chairs are French; the Paul T. Frankl side tables and pair of William Haines lamps were found on .
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The master bedroom’s headboard is based on a Syrie Maugham design, and the ottomans are by Paul McCobb; the bedding is topped with a vintage , the vase is by Jean Dunand, the rug is by , and the curtains are of a custom-embroidered wool.
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The sitting room in the master suite features a Maison Jansen daybed, a Tommi Parzinger console from , and walls covered in a fabric by .
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The lake room’s was inspired by Jean-Michel Frank, and the armchairs, chaise, and table and chairs are vintage.
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French Fountain
A 19th-century French fountain and the view toward the lake.
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Cacioppo Home
The Cacioppo residence.
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This article was featured in the November 2009 issue.

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