5. Corn and wheat adorn the columns of Litchfield Villa

Corn and wheat adorned columns at Litchfield Villa.
Corn and wheat hang off the columns that line the Litchfield Villa porch.

When Davis built Litchfield Villa, he already had extensive architectural practices that he transferred from property to property. One architectural element that he often used were columns covered in corn and wheat. These wooden columns are on the right side of the house and pay homage to two native plants of New York.

Another example of this architectural transfer is the asymmetry in both Lyndhurst Mansion and Litchfield Villa. Although Lyndhurst Mansion offers pointed arches, rib vaults, and flying buttresses dispersed throughout the structure, the villa offers irregularly shaped towers and turrets.