Ingrid and Steedman Hinckley´s daughter Annalisa Savin & family!
SWEDISH HOMES ON LONG ISLAND
"I´m living in the house of my dreams -
the house I fantasized about as a little girl"
Ingrid and Steedman Hinckley´s daughter Annalisa,
her husband Adam Savin and children George and
Ingrid have a great life on Long Island.
Annalisa Savin of Swedish descent
used to admire the beautiful mansion as a child.
Already as a little child Annalisa used to dream about the house by the water. She thought it was so beautiful surrounded by greenery and with a portly gravel walk towards the entrance and with the water and the boats very close by. Little did she know then that she and her family would be living here. Annalisa grew up with her older brother Steedman Jr and younger sister Katherine just a few blocks away. The family moved away from busy Manhattan when she was five years old. The closeness to the city and to JFK Airport were the main reasons for choosing this place of domicile in Lawrence, situated on the south side of Long Island, barely an hour´s drive from Manhattan.
The veranda is the place Annalisa and her
husband love the most.
Her father Steedman worked with recruitment of crews for his airline Overseas National Airways. And it was during a trip to Sweden to hire airline hostesses that he hired Annalisa´s mother Ingrid Mjornell Hinckley. The couple got married after a year. And Annalisa´s parents stayed on in Lawrence til ten years ago at which time they choose to live in Virginia at her father´s family´s house. Unfortunately he benefitted from living at their new abode only a short period before his demise. Annalisa´s mother still lives there and runs since some years back the interior design and antique business Skandina. After college Manhattan beckoned and soon Annalisa met her husband Adam Savin who is in the finance world. Adam is a Philadelphian but the couple love metropolitan life in the Big Apple. It was as their first child George was born that the longing back to the countryside started to take over. - To begin with we just thought we´d get a summerhouse in Martha´s Vineyard. But that was too far from New York. Therefore the best thing to do was to try and find a place within commuting distance and they started looking for a house in Annalisa´s earlier homeground at Long Island. First they rented a place in the area.
The diningroom is mostly used during winter for dinners. Annalisa enjoys cooking and often invites friends for dinner parties. The table is a Swedish antique one and the chairs are newly produced in Gustavian style. The armoire is also a Swedish antiquity as is the mirror and the electric chandelier.
"Blue is my favorite color"
Blue dominates on the color scheme.