A checkerboard lawn dotted with modern sculpture is just one of the surprises in the gardens that surround the historic Austin/Chaplain home in Whitfield Estates. Photo courtesy of Detlev von Kessel and Coldwell Banker.
A full size ceramic cow grazes in the ballroom.
A magnificent banyan is the setting for the tri-level tree house.
The exterior of the Austin/Chaplain home
The lap pool makes a dramatic statement.
The Chinese temple and koi pond
Austin's original design for the porch remains intact.
The notorious nude portrait of Bette Davis hangs in the guest room.