Lucerne, Hamden, Connecticut:
Built in 1906, this castle-like mansion at 20 Davis Street was designed by the architects Brown and Von Beren. The home was constructed for Frederick D. Grave, a German immigrant who arrived in America in 1861. Grave founded a New Haven-based cigar company in 1884 which became known as F.D. Grave & Son. Nowadays, the mansion is home to the architectural offices of Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates, who have restored the property to its former grandeur. The mansion’s unique design combines the Gothic Revival and Romanesque architectural styles.
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