It was a glorious spring day for the first of this year's historic house tours. We kicked off the season with Evergreen, a magnificent Victorian Greek-revival mansion now situated on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Home to two generations of the prominent Garrett family, the house is a treasure trove of fine and decorative arts ~ with pieces by Louis Comfort Tiffany (including the iron and glass canopy below), Raoul Dufy watercolors, and a magnificent theater decorated by Léon Bakst. There is also an extraordinary rare book library. As is so often the case, photographs were not allowed inside, but you can take a little peek at the interior here.
Oh what fun to be touring again ~ plus I was thrilled to have the wonderful Meg join us for this adventure! We have several more excursions planned in the next few months, so stay tuned. Also, I promise a few more details from Evergreen tomorrow...and then I am off for a little bit of a vacation. Cheers!