August 5, 2007

The Mount: Edith Wharton's Estate and Gardens

Lenox, MA • The newly renovated house and gardens offer insight into Wharton's personal philosophy on how to decorate, dwell, work, and entertain with grace and style. Unlike other "cottages" I have visited in Newport, Wharton's house is grand, but completely livable. After strolling the grounds be sure to enjoy a glass of wine at the café on the terrace.

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From top: The Mount, Edith Wharton's estate and gardens in the Berkshires; The gardens; Restoration staff hangs reproduction curtains in Edith Wharton's boudoir (images from