A Bowman Beauty, 2005

Lewis Bowman, Bronxville’s premier architect in the 1920s and early 1930s, built this house as a studio for himself in 1924, the same year that he created more than a quarter of the total of 53 houses that he designed for village residents. Bowman’s stone cottage, with terra cotta roofs, partially hidden behind tall garden walls, has the look of a centuries-old English dwelling. The architect’s design is an irregular rectangle with a reception-room extension in front, giving the appearance to the footprint of a “fat T.” A bay window on the northwest side of the rectangle was added to create a dining room when Bowman later made the studio his home in 1934.

Architect: Lewis Bowman

Bowman Beauty
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The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was established in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the Village of Bronxville, New York. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures, and special events that foster an awareness of the Village’s architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies.