Thursday, January 30, 2020

5222 Springlake Way

Ever since I was a child, with friends who lived around the corner, I have adored this house! And, as I have mentioned frequently, I adore stone houses. 
It's so unusual and quirky, hallmarks of Palmer & Lamdin, to be sure. It does not go on the market very often, the families tend to stay for decades. So it was fun when an old listing for it popped up recently in my searches. 

This house has an interesting history. It was the home of Mayor Howard Jackson, who was the father-in-law of opera singer, Rosa Ponselle, who also lived in a P&L house, Villa Pace, about which I have not yet written.
Interestingly, the block that the Mayor moved from, was on the same street as this P&L house. It seems that the Mayor bought the house at a Trustee's Sale in 1934. 
It looks like Mayor Jackson only lived there for eight years, or so, as it was back on the market in 1942. 

Let's look at some of the interior images.  

And some of the exterior images.

Landmark Palmer-Lamdin designed residence on "The Lakes" of Homeland with five bedrooms and five baths on upper level. Lovingly and extensively renovated in 2012, including 4-zone HVAC throughout, refinished paneling and millwork; marble serpentine Trish Houck kitchen renovation with custom Prevo cab. Luxury master suite with marble bath & sitting room. Casual lower level family room with fireplace. A truly rare offering for the discerning buyer. It sold for about $1.7 million a few years ago. Here's the last listing. 


  1. I always love reading your posts.

  2. Hello. I know you have not yet written about Villa Pace as of yet. I am an appraiser looking into the chandelier and sconces that were in the Villa Pace entrance foyer. Could it be possible that Palmer and Lambdin not only designed the house, but also the chandelier and scones for the house? Did they ever work on the design of the interiors of their houses? Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you. Kelly T Keating

    1. I have not seen any evidence that P&L designed interior fittings for their houses. I have a lot of material about the building of the house, so will go through it and see what i can find. you can email me at pigtowndesign at juno dot com