While dropping off an important set of Pottier & Stymus parlor furniture, I had the privilege of touring and photographing the Armour-Stiner Octagon House in Irvington, NY. It was built in 1859-1860 by Paul J. Armour and the dome was later added by Joseph Stiner in 1872. More history is available over at Wikipedia.
Joe Lombardi, the current owner, has spent the last three decades restoring the property inside and out. He has endeavored to hide or avoid modern amenities by using period antiques such as antique phones, pull-chain toilets, copper sinks, period stove, and period faucets and plumbing fixtures. I wish I had a video of the flip-out antique sink in the upstairs bathroom.
The house is filled with antiques that would be the envy of any Victorian collector and it is obvious that Joe has a good eye and a love of Renaissance Revival.
Enjoy the photos of this special home.