During the Summer of 2014, the Paine Art Center and Gardens replaced more than 300 incandescent light bulbs in the historic mansion with new high efficiency LED bulbs.
A closer look at the rear of the Paine’s limousine garage reveals a window beneath a curtain of Virginia creeper vine.
Near its original location, this gate once connected Nathan and Jessie’s gardens to the gardens of Nathan’s brother, Edward. It now provides a romantic backdrop to the Reception Garden. The bench was donated in 2013 in memory of Jane Gabrilska by her son and daughter.
The decorative lintel over the door to the Breakfast Room features oak leaves carved from Kasota limestone. Ornate Corinthian capped columns frame each side of the doorway.
Purely a decorative feature, this wrought iron window is built into a limestone wall adjoining the back of the mansion. The window frames a stunning view across the back lawn.
The Paine mansion was designed to look as if it was built over three centuries in evolving English styles. The northeast, rear corner of the house was to appear as if it was the oldest section of the house with post-and-beam and brick construction.
This view from the conservatory looks back across the building’s entrance and the carriage house with the historic estate further in the distance.
The gates to the Carriage House courtyard feature decorative wrought iron elements resembling ivy.
The garage doors to the carriage house were fully dismantled and rebuilt as part of the recent renovation process. During special events the doors are swung open and provide a dramatic way to enter and exit the building.
The Paine estate is surrounded by impressive Kasota limestone columns, wrought iron fencing, and stucco walls.
The staff of the estate would have entered the house and accepted deliveries through this door, leading to the kitchen.