Happy Travel Tuesday! As a followup to last week’s post, I’m sharing my photos of Edith Wharton’s house in the Berkshires called The Mount. Last week I shared the gardens and exterior shots of the house. This week I’m sharing a little more of the exteriors – particularly the stables, forecourt and front side of the house – as well as the entry way, gallery, Teddy Wharton’s library and most specially the drawing room decorated by Charlotte Moss and the dining room decorated by Bunny Williams.
Construction on the house began in 1901 and the estate was sold in 1911. Sad to think she was only there a few years, but what an amazing accomplishment and legacy she left us! Over the years, it was a private school, the home to Shakespeare & Company. and then settled into disrepair. A massive fundraising campaign saved the property and restorations began in 1997 as most of the house was severely deteriorated and the gardens lost to overgrowth. Luckily, the right people stepped in and saved The Mount! Of course, donations and visitors are always needed to keep it up! There is so much to do and see out in The Berkshires from Tanglewood and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to Jacob’s Pillow, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Mass MOCA and so much more.
Learn more about The Mount here.
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