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Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Crane Estate, Ipswich MA

One of the last remaining intact estates from the American Country Place era.
  Starting in 1910 industrialist Richard T Crane working with architect David Adler and landscape architects Arthur Shurcliff, the Olmstead Brothers and others designed 1,380 acres overlooking the ocean on Boston's North shore. The grand allĂ©e is the only known designed landscape of its kind still in existence in North America

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Cross Estate, Bernardsville NJ

Originally known as Hardscrabble House, the gardens were started in 1929 by Julia Appleton Cross, a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and landscape architect Clarence Fowler

Chelsea Mansion, East Norwich NY

The Benjamin Moore Estate known as Chelsea was designed in an eclectic Chinese and French Renaissance style by architect William Adams Delano in 1923

Friday, June 17, 2016

Naumkeag, Stockbridge MA

link to our story on Naumkeag in Preservation magazine Spring 2016

The 44 room estate called Naumkeag was built by McKim Meade & White in 1885 as a summer home for Joseph Hodges Choate with it's original gardens designed by Nathan Barrett.
After inheriting the property in 1929 Mabel Choate worked with Fletcher Steele for the next thirty years further transforming the gardens into a series of diverse and artistic garden rooms inspired by trips around the world.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bamboo Brook, Chester NJ

Originally known as the Merchiston Farm, Bamboo Brook was designed by Martha Brooks Hutcheson, one of America's first landscape architects.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Coe Estate Oyster Bay, NY

The landscape design of the 353 acre L.I. Gold Coast estate was begun in 1904 by James Leal Greenleaf.  
After purchasing the property in 1913, William Robertson Coe hired landscape designers Guy Lowell and A. Robeson Sargent and later the Olmstead Brothers to create the vast property today known as The Planting Fields.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jasmine Hill, Wetumptka Alabama

Inspired to create a living memorial to ancient Greece, Benjamin and Mary Fitzpatrick started Jasmine Hill in the early 1930's on a hilltop in central Alabama

Monday, June 8, 2015

Cedarmere, Roslyn Harbor NY

From the 1840's to 1860's William Cullen Bryant, poet and newspaper editor created lavish gardens  surrounding the country home in Rosyln Harbor