NYT Photo of Polly Flansburgh

Regular readers will recall a post for a listing we had for a Deck House in Lincoln. We mentioned it being in close proximity to the well-known Flansburgh House, which architecte Earl Flansburgh built for his own family (which includes his son, John of They Might Be Giants). Well, now comes an article in the New York Times about the protection of that house by his widow, Polly Flansburgh, via an easement placed on the property with the aid of Historic New England. Mention is made of Henry Hoover, and enclaves in Lexington and other surrounding towns.

I love the Hoover quote about New England winters being “knuckle-biting time” for owners of flat-roofed houses.