Monday, November 08, 2010

Monday and Martha Stewart

At the recent Winterthur Delaware Antiques Show, Martha Stewart took a sold out crowd "on a tour" of Skylands, her home on Mount Desert Island in Maine.

Known as her favorite spot, the former house of Edsel and Eleanor Ford features looks out on Seal Harbor and Acadia National Park, where Martha says she loves to hike.

The 35,000 square-foot house was designed in 1925 by New York architect Duncan Candler, who also designed public buildings in Manhattan and several residences for the Rockefellers.

Martha paid homage to Danish landscape architect and city planner Jens Jensen, who adhered to a prairie ideal of open spaces and natural plantings in his free-form design of Skylands. Reflecting pools, moss gardens and a communal circle fires offer guests places to gather and talk.

Martha got a big laugh from the audience when she told the story of purchasing these two glazed terra-cotta sphinxes designed by Emile Muller. They catalog showed the ladies from the shoulders up. Martha said they stayed for years in storage. And finally found a home in Maine.

Thanks Nancy for a fun evening!

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