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The Mount
Lenox, Massachusetts
June 13th, 2015

Imagine being able to get access to Edith's presonal library that even contains her personal notes within her book's margins. You can do that at The Mount.

That info can be found here: www.edithwharton.org/visit-2/private-library-tours/

"Edith Wharton’s Library

The design of Wharton’s library follows recommendations in The Design of Houses that the primary decoration of a library should be its books, and that the shelves be organic decoration built into the walls rather than freestanding furniture. The paneling is oak, and the design and detailing are by Codman. A tapestry was inset into the library wall; the original was sold in the 1930s, and is approximated here. Although Wharton was photographed several times sitting at her desk, she actually did most of her creative writing in her bedroom. The library was a place for solitary study, or for entertaining close friends with readings before the fire."

SOURCE: www.edithwharton.org/estate-gardens/the-mansion/

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The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts
June 13th, 2015

The garden view is spectacular...

"The Mount: charm independent of the seasons

Edith Wharton was an authority on European landscape design as well as a passionate gardener. She envisioned her gardens as an elegant series of outdoor rooms and created unique architectural compositions planned in concert with the house and the surrounding natural landscape.

Three acres of formal gardens surround the house. To date, more than $3 million has been invested in the preservation and restoration of The Mount’s gardens and grounds, including restoring the hardscape and replanting approximately 5,000 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. In June 2005, nearly 3,000 annuals and perennials were planted in Edith Wharton’s flower garden, the crown jewel of a four-year restoration of the formal landscape.

The Italianate walled garden and its rustic rockpile fountain have been completely restored. The Mount’s landscape is beautiful at all times of the year, reflecting Wharton’s belief that the garden should possess “a charm independent of the seasons.”

Completing Wharton’s design is a rock garden with grass steps, a landscape feature rarely seen in America. The garden has been replanted with flowering shrubs and the many varieties of native ferns that Wharton personally collected around the Berkshires."

SOURCE: www.edithwharton.org/estate-gardens/the-gardens/

Tags:   Lenox Massachusetts United States Berkshires Western Massachusetts New England Nikon D810 legend tripping haunted paranormal ghosts historic history Edith Wharton The Mount home house mansion restored vintage Edith Newbold Jones American novelist Pulitzer Prize winner books author The Age of Innocence The House of Mirth Frank C. Grace Trig Photography National Historic Landmark Ogden Codman Francis L.V. Hoppin museum Foxhollow School for Girls Ghost Hunters paranormal activity The Decoration of Houses


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