Saturday, April 27, 2013

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller: Williamsburg, VA

A perfect distance from the house.  The Tea House.  


Abby Aldrich Rockefeller's home in Williamsburg, VA.  She spent April/October here yearly.


The scale is exquisite.


Knowing a bit about the depth of her philanthropy the scale and sweetness of her home speak much of her character.
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Her gardens are intelligent, potent in simplicity, narrative, formality, rusticity, line, axis, Nature.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pics taken earlier this month while I was lecturing in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.

4 comments:

Mona said...

Beautiful..I love Williamsburg gardens...and this tea house..ahhhh

David Cristiani said...

Keep showing this great, timeless design. I can almost taste the biscuits, but I'll pass on the grits!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

it's been many decades since I've been to W'burg but remember this beautiful house.

cindy hattersley design said...

It has been over ten years since I have been but what a source of inspiration were those beautiful gardens!