Property Overview Inventory List District Map

Ira DeVer Warner Villa

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Year of Establishment:
Property Authority:
Fairfield Historic District Commission
Link to Commission or Municipal Website:
Architectural Style:
Flemish Renaissance Revival
20th Century

Built by Ira DeVer Warner, the wealthy son of Ira Warner (who invented the health corset, manufactured at the Warner Company factory in nearby Bridgeport), the house was begun in 1910. Warner was a prominent local philanthropist and is known for his support of the YMCA as well as other urban welfare organizations including the Seaside Institute in Bridgeport. Ira DeVer Warner named this, his summer villa, 'Restmore', and patterned its design after Cecil Rhodes house in Capetown, South Africa (according to the publication Pictorial Fairfield). This H-plan Flemish Renaissance Revival house should be noted for its ground floor that is articulated as a continuous procession of alternating open and enclosed arcades that are supported by Tuscan columns and battered corners. These are broken by a single, Palladian window. The second floor appears to be relatively simple. All the gable ends are articulated as volute scrolls.

The house located at 375 Warner Hill Road (formerly known as 7 Half Mile Court) is significant in the social history of the community as home to a leading industrialist and philanthropic, as well as for its distinctive Flemish Renaissance Revival Architecture which is exceptional in the Town of Fairfield.

[1] District information retrieved from the town website
[2] Fairfield Historic Properties Study Committee Report, 1999, SHPO Library, Hartford.
[3] 375 Warner Hill Road, Fairfield, Historic Resources Inventory, Bedford Steven and Lucas Nora, 1988, SHPO Library, Hartford.
Assessors information retrieved from the website
[NR] Restmore, National Register Nomination Number- 09000467 NRIS, National Park Service. (Not yet digitized).

Date of Compilation:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation