Truly One of a Kind: The Home of 1st Dibs' Founder

Julia Millay Walsh
One would expect nothing less than a treasure-filled space from the home of Michael Bruno, the founder of antiques marketplace 1st Dibs, but after seeing the tastemaker's home in WSJ. Magazine's recent article, we realise it's so much more. Recently renovated, Bruno's  14,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom home was built in 1900 in storied New York village Tuxedo Park, once home to blue-blooded notables like famed interior designer Dorothy Draper and needs-no-introduction banker J.P. Morgan. BN-BK013_mag031_J_20140206104300On a plot of nearly 20 acres, the property itself is full of treasures, including a croquet court and a boathouse, but the owner's personal collection of antiques, from a Dutch oceanscape to 30 Belgian walking sticks to a gilded Parisian grapevine, is an absolute wonder. As beautifully as all of Bruno's worldly finds together, the mix is more spontaneous than strategic. "You buy things you love and don't need," he says. "Natural collectors don't even think about it, they just collect." BN-BK037_mag031_J_20140206114541 Like what you see? Head to WSJ to take the full tour and read more about this incredible home. Photographs: François Halard for WSJ. Magazine

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