People visit from all over to see this North Broadway Villa.
Visitors have always been attracted to the houses they discover on North Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Many are Victorian, a few are Neo-Colonial, a couple are contemporary.
Now there is a new attraction, a Villa conceived, designed, and built by Witt Construction. Just as North Broadway homes have evolved over the years, this gracious house presents a defining point in the architectural history of Saratoga Springs.
With its chateau-like design, it is reminiscent of the glory of old Saratoga, the history of European design, and the American flair for building exceptional, one-of-a-kind homes we see in the work of Edith Wharton, an early American pioneer in the daring, the thoughtful, and the innovative. In his own right, John Witt is a design pioneer as well, always on the cutting edge, whether building a mansion or a modest family home.
The Villa represents the best of all worlds. Its design inspiration comes from John’s travels in Normandy and other regions of France, its craftsmanship is old-world yet made for today’s greener living, its materials are natural and evoke the past but the copper, stone, and marble are used in a way that makes this unique home maintenance-free. On the inside, the dedication to finely crafted workmanship even extends to the boiler room.
In the enticing courtyard, the owner went beyond landscaping to create a private world with cabana, pools, and fountains that reflect the stylistic integrity of the Villa yet is intimate and inviting. The garden, you might call it a secret garden, makes one want to linger.
No wonder the Saratoga trolley slows down when passing this magnificent chateau.
One response to “A Grand John Witt-Designed Home Becomes a Saratoga Tourist Attraction.”
I think we all slow down when passing this chateau! Gorgeous!