Monticello, Somers, Connecticut

When S. Prestley Blake, co-founder of Friendly’s Ice Cream Company and a legend in New England, wished to build his dream home – a replica of Monticello, the 18th century home of Thomas Jefferson – he put in a single call to Bill Laplante, president, to design and build this magnificent edifice.

Laplante Construction realized my vision in recreating a piece of history using renewable resources and modern green building techniques, the end result is truly breathtaking.
Prestley Blake

The Story Behind Monticello

The following “fact sheet” is provided for inquiries from the press and/or anyone interested in this fascinating project.
The media is welcome to download the photos. Monticello – Somers Fact Sheet

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