The GressKlipper sports a tastefully decorative emphasis on lawn sports such as golf, Croquet, and Bocci. The Scottish plaids and burgundy and hunter green accents are reminiscent of the games' beginnings. The view of the front lawns at Blue Spring Manor from the three windows in this room will remind the guest of their opportunity to vacation and play on our private courses. The room sports a queen-sized cherry, sleigh bed and the private bath features an old fashioned pedestal sink and the Somerset whirlpool tub and shower combination. The GressKlipper bath is the largest on the 2nd floor. A view of the front lawns which feature a pitching putting green, an officially sized croquet lawn, and a bocci lawn.
As we studied the personality of the room now known as the GressKlipper Room, one feature continued to surface. When you gaze across the three windows across the front of the house you catch the complete view of the front lawns. We struggled with the name. The Lawns did not seem quite right. Even though golf is the favorite pastime of Ray, The Golf Room seemed to be too much, and besides we wanted to envelope other lawn games. Croquet and bocci are favorite lawn games of our children so we wanted to include those. All of these games had their origin in the rolling hills and green lawns of Scotland and England but nothing there worked.
So we engaged our family and friends in a kind of contest. What could we name this room that overlooked the front lawns. The General Contractor, James Boohaker, who completed the renovations on Blue Spring Manor won the prize. He did a word search on the internet and found that GressKlipper is Norwegian for “the lawns.” There was a real ring to gressklipper, so we dressed it up and used it.
As you can see, it makes a perfect venue for relics from golf tournaments attended, favorite golfers, and information about the games that our family loves to play. It also invites you to participate in these same lawn games on our front lawns. The pitching and putting green with its sand traps and the large rectangle of grass to its right for croquet and bocci are there for your enjoyment.
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