A. Everett Austin House

A. Everett Austin House

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caption =
location= 130 Scarborough Street, Hartford, Connecticut
lat_degrees = 41
lat_minutes = 46
lat_seconds = 51.36
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 72
long_minutes = 42
long_seconds = 33.07
long_direction = W
locmapin = Connecticut
area =
built =1930
architect= French, Leigh H.; Goodwin, H. Sage
architecture= Classical Revival
designated= April 19, 1994cite web|url=http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=2182&ResourceType=Building
title=A. Everett Austin House |accessdate=2007-09-27|work=National Historic Landmark summary listing|publisher=National Park Service
added = April 19, 1994cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Private

A. Everett Austin House was the home of Wadsworth Atheneum director Arthur Everett Austin, Jr., in Hartford, Connecticut. Chick Austin built the house in 1930 after seeing the Palladian Villas of the Veneto on his honeymoon. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994.citation|tite=PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Text/94001189.pdf National Historic Landmark Nomination: A. Everett Austin, Jr., House] |218 KB|author=David F. Ransom and Eugene R. Gaddis |date=July 1993|publisher=National Park Service and PDFlink| [http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NHLS/Photos/94001189.pdf Accompanying 12 photos, exterior and interior, from 1930 to 1993.] |1.45 MB] cite web |url= http://www.wadsworthatheneum.org/learn/museum-austin-house.php |title= The Austin House |author= Wadsworth Atheneum |format= html |quote= The Austin House is a National Historic Landmark and the former home of A. Everett "Chick" Austin, Jr., the museum's innovative director from 1927 to 1944. In the 1930s it was a gathering place for leaders of the international art world, including Salvador Dalí, Alexander Calder, Gertrude Stein, George Balanchine, Le Corbusier, Cecil Beaton, Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, Aaron Copland, and Virgil Thomson. ]

The house, only one room deep, is long and narrow, 86 feet in length by 18 feet in depth. Inthe front elevation, the central three-bay pedimented pavilion is flanked by four-bay wings.The bays are defined by shallow, two-story Ionic pilasters. The walls of the pavilion andwings are in the same plane, since the pavilion does not project. The planar effect isemphasized by the wall sheathing, which is flush boarding, tongue-in-groove. The twelveflat pilasters rise with entasis from bases of double torus moldings to stylized Ionic capitals.Two string courses, one at first-floor ceiling height, the other below second-floor windowsills, establish a horizontal orientation to balance the strong upward thrust of the pilasters.

Four stone steps lead up to the double front door in the central bay of the pavilion. Abovethe door, a balustrade is suggested by half-round, vase-shaped balusters applied to thespandrel under the tall, double round-arched window. First- and second-floor windows inthe flanking bays of the pavilion are blind. Windows in the wings are double casements,four panes high at the first floor, three at the second; two are blind at each floor. Thepavilion pilasters support a plain architrave and pulvinated frieze. The pediment above iswithout embellishment in its tympanum, and is wider than the cross gable behind it. Theentablature continues under the eaves of the cross-gable roof.

After Austin's departure from Hartford in 1946, Helen Goodwin Austin remained in residence. In 1985, she and her two children, David and Sarah Austin, donated the house to the Wadsworth Atheneum.

It is among the homes featured in Bob Vila's "Guide to Historic Homes: In Search of Palladio,"cite web |url= http://www.bobvila.com/BVTV/AE/Palladio.html |title= "Guide to Historic Homes: In Search of Palladio." |author= Bob Vila |format= html |work= A&E Network |quote= ] a six-hour A&E Network study of the work and influence of the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.


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