John Mather, a New Haven lawyer, hired a New York
architect, possibly Calvert Vaux, a well known student of Andrew Jackson
Downing (see #47) and Frederick Law Olmstead, to build this bracket
cottage in a Gothic Revival style. Built of brick with slate roof, the
wide overhang is emphasized by the brackets and the horizontal beams
between the gables of the roof supporting a spired ornament extending
about the ridge. The Gothic style is apparent in the floor-to-ceiling
windows on the first floor and the veranda.