Monday, March 31, 2008

historic house tour: evergreen

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!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's hard to imagine a bathroom gilded with gold leaf. I guess it gives new meaning to the phrase "the throne room"! MIR

Cher Ami said...

that house is amazingly gorgeous.

Pigtown-Design said...

Great pix... as always! Thanks for including me. I will link you to my post.

Anonymous said...

It certainly was fresh as the morning air - with our saucy docent - KDM

Prêt à Voyager said...

The Evergreen house is not far from where I live, but I had no idea it was there until I went to see a Baltimore Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare in the Park production last summer. Totally fun to wander the grounds and garden and bring a picnic and a bottle of wine while you enjoy the show!

Anne

Anonymous said...

Evergreen House is beautiful. Thank you so much for the stunning pictures. Would have enjoyed the "saucy" tourists! cgb

Style Court said...

Oh you and Meg were both on the tour! Loved the coverage from both of you :)