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