edith wharton, nineteenth-century author of such classic novels as the age of innocence and the house of mirth, was as fascinated by architecture and garden design as she was by old new york society.
probably the most exceptional example of wharton's many talents was her first home and self-designed estate know as "the mount," built in 1902.
now a museum and tourist attraction in lenox, massachusetts, the mount is a lush, vast american estate that is now often used for weddings and elegant gatherings. how breathtaking is this place?
we particularly love the glorious landscape and walled gardens of the mount, which seem almost to be designed for celebrations and entertaining. if you're planning a wedding in the new england area, it's definitely worth a visit.