I discovered Clove Brook farm through a 2015 article in Architectural Digest and have been obsessed with this property ever since! Over the course of seven years, Christopher Spitzmiller has undertaken a careful restoration of an 18th century Greek Revival property in Millbrook, New York infusing it with color and charm. Spitzmiller is a student of the renowned Parish-Hadley design firm and had been mentored by the late Albert Hadley. In fact, Hadley’s presence can be felt throughout the property, from the attention to architectural details to the zebra rug that came from Hadley’s Manhattan apartment, to wallpaper patterns created by the design legend.
A full tour of the house is available on AD’s website but what I enjoy most is following the evolution of its gardens. Spitzmiller frequently shares updates on his captivating Instagram account and one can actually follow the entire process -the initial garden plans, the fence design inspired by Southern architecture, the inception of flower beds and other plantings, all the way to the latest addition- the dovecote.
I must confess I lost myself checking Spitzmiller’s Instagram. I found so many wonderful shots of the gardens as well as mid-reno rooms and though you’d like to come along on a visit to Clove Brook farm!