The Callaway home, a grand project of architects Neel Reid and Hal Hentz, was completed in 1916. William R. Mitchell Jr., a noted author, historian and preservationist, says:
representing an eclectic classicism that looked to the ultimate italian renaissance prototypes that had inspired Mrs. Ferrell’s italianate boxwood garden, it suggests the palladianism of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century behind american neoclassicism. Reid described the finished product to the Callaways as ‘Georgian Italian,’ according to Alice Hand (Mrs. Fuller E. Jr.) Callaway.
The stateliness of the home is sometimes overwhelming to our visitors and the intricate details can be easily overlooked. The house is a beautifully balanced blend of separate parts which combine to create a remarkable setting!
When you visit the Callaway home make sure you take time to savor the many impressive architectural details!