At the time of its restoration, this 1920's, 100-acre, palatial estate was showing its age. The architect prescribed only the finest materials — from raised-paneled hardwood mouldings and imported marble to gracefully detailed architectural millwork. Jonathan R. Distel was one of the lead carpenters on the project. Rooms were stripped to bare studs and new components were milled and delivered to the site to be assembled and installed. Jon and the carpenters were charged with putting many of the raised-paneled rooms together, piece-by-piece. It was a painstaking process. When it was finished, Jon had completed some of the highest quality master carpentry of his career.