I visited this house on January 29, 2012.
This Jacobean-styled house was built in 1912 for Herbert Pratt and his wife. It is the second house to sit on this site. (The first house, a Georgian revival styled house, was also built for Pratt in 1902. The Pratt’s tore it down when they decided on the Jacobean style suited them better.) Both houses were designed by the architectural firm of Brite & Bacon.
Today, this magnificent structure is home to the Webb Institute for Naval Architecture.
This house is situated on 3 magnificent terraces above the Long Island Sound.
Each terrace features several architectural and artistic details. Here are a few examples:
The house itself has wonderful lines.
For more photos of the Braes, including some interior shots, see my Braes Flickr site.