Henry Houston's son-in-law, George Woodward, went outside the region to Boston for the architects of his gatehouse and the immense Elizabethan mansion for his house. He had already commissioned Frank Miles Day to adapt an existing stone barn into the “Wall Garden House” (1906), and Edmund Gilchrist to design the “Gardener's Cottage” (1909). The main house is the centerpiece of the complex. Set back in the distance behind a stone wall, it is even more lordly than “Druim Moir” ( PH182), a worthy setting for the noblesse oblige spirit of the family that transformed Chestnut Hill.
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“Krisheim,” George Woodward House
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