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After I posted the Sutton Place apartment of Bill Blass, a few people mentioned his house in Connecticut. I was waiting to post it until my copy of his book Bare Blass arrived. I can’t believe I didn’t already own a copy. Not only does he talk about his life and fashion but also his apartments and houses. I highly recommend it for that reason alone.
“And then one day in 1976, Billy Baldwin and I were out looking for houses for sale in Connecticut, something we did a lot together, and I saw this wonderful old stone house. It had such a dignity about it – and hideous red flocked wallpaper in the living room. The place was built in 1770 as a tavern n the old Albany Post Road. The house came with six acres, and I bought the adjacent apple orchard, or what was left of it. Twenty-one acres in all. I moved in a few months later.” – Bill Blass