Custom Georgian Conservatory
This Georgian conservatory was designed to accommodate a retail shop in Manhattan specializing in stone garden ornaments, fountains, basins and pools. The owner wanted a glass conservatory structure for his office and a small showroom to display objects d’art. He approached Tanglewood with rudimentary drawings in hand and his vision of a beautiful glass and wood structure.
After several visits together and much discussion about details such as the dentil moulding, true “raised-panel” basewalls and accurately proportioned window muntions, the design was finalized. It was to be a wood framed conservatory structure with side hung, casement-style windows and a projecting central bay with a pediment above the French doors.
With its stately fluted pilasters and Palladian gable pediment, the traditional design was exactly what the owner had hoped for. The intricately detailed, white-painted structure is set amidst a grassy oasis and framed by the brick buildings beyond. Alongside is a large granite pond with a sculpted bronze fountain.
The corner location in mid-town is dwarfed by the surrounding buildings yet the conservatory holds it own against the surrounding city.