THE WILMINGTON RESIDENCE was purchased from a hotelier who had imposed a kind of corporate hospitality view of architecture upon the stately home. Our work at the residence included an unwinding of layers and years of remodeling that had obscured the original simplicity and elegant grandeur of a home intended to be a country retreat for a large family. Lost features, including a very large west portico to mirror the east portico, were reinstated and a few new bedroom suites were carved out of numerous staff quarters. The goal was to restore the colonial revival language of the home on a grand scale to its 1908 roots so that a visitor could imagine it was unchanged from the beginning. Bunny Williams executed the interiors utilizing the owners extensive art collection as a basis for interior selections.