New book features Historic New England-protected property

Sep 4, 2013

The General George Cowles House, located in Farmington, Connecticut, and one of eighty-seven properties in Historic New England’s Stewardship Easement Program, is featured in a new publication, The Pretty and Proper Living Room, by Holly Holden.

The Cowles House was built c. 1803 by General Solomon Cowles (1757-1846) for his son, General George Cowles (1780-1860). General George Cowles went on to become Major General, the highest military office in the state. The Federal-style house is aptly grand in design, with an impressive temple-front garden façade, and a distinguished main staircase with Palladian windows at each landing.

The Stewardship Easement Program protects these and many other significant interior and exterior features at the Cowles House. Learn more about The Pretty and Proper Living Room, Holly Holden’s guide to decorating with classic, timeless style.