A. Everett Austin House
The Austin House, looking majestic from far off.
The Austin House, looking a bit shallower the closer you get.
The Austin House up close, fabulously faux.
The downstairs, going for baroque.
Still more downstairs.
Yet more downstairs, silk panels and all.
Upstairs now, very modern circa 1930.
And a bedroom, whose modernity is somewhat offset by Chick's chintzy hand-sewn bedspread'n'curtain set.
Chick Austin as The Great Osram.
Backstory and Context
Not Very Big, and Not Very Old. Big Old Houses. June 12, 2013. Accessed July 03, 2018. http://bigoldhouses.blogspot.com/2013/06/not-very-big-and-not-very-old.html.
Austin House Visit. Hartford.com. . Accessed July 03, 2018. https://hartford.com/event/austin-house-visit/2018-08-18/.
Reservation Required: Austin House Visit. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. . Accessed July 03, 2018. https://thewadsworth.org/event/reservation-required-austin-house-visit/?instance_id=24286.
Chappe, Claude. A. Everett Austin Facade House. Atlas Obscura. . Accessed July 03, 2018. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/a-everett-austin-facade-house.
Hartford’s “Façade House”: The Unique Home of Chick Austin. Connecticut History. . Accessed July 03, 2018. https://connecticuthistory.org/hartfords-facade-house-the-unique-home-of-chick-austin/.
Chick Austin Modernizes a Connecticut Institution. Connecticut History. . Accessed July 03, 2018. https://connecticuthistory.org/chick-austin-modernizes-a-connecticut-institution/.
Hamilton, William L.. Beguiled by an Illusionist. The New York Times. June 01, 2000. Accessed July 03, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/01/garden/beguiled-by-an-illusionist.html.
NHL: A. Everett Austin House. Connecticut Museum Quest. . Accessed July 03, 2018. http://www.ctmq.org/20-a-everett-austin-house/.
The Ringling's First Director: Chick Austin Before Ringling. The Ringling. January 19, 2018. Accessed July 03, 2018. https://www.ringling.org/ringlings-first-director-chick-austin-ringling.
Leary, Lynn. Sarah Goodwin Austin: Artist Whose Father Ran Atheneum. Hartford Courant. April 20, 1994. Accessed July 03, 2018. http://articles.courant.com/1994-04-20/news/9404200294_1_austin-house-wadsworth-atheneum-art-history.