TOPO_GRAPHIC LLC 
Landscape Architecture & Design
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TOPO_GRAPHIC LLC Landscape Architecture & Design

Since 2016

THE MOUNT:

EDITH WHARTON'S

FLOWER GARDEN RESTORATION*

* Past work by M. Chris Alonso, RLA

The Mount,” located in the Berkshire Mountains, western Massachusetts was home to Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. The restoration of the gardens (for which some photographs, but no plans remain) created a broad understanding, not only of prevalent design sensibilities at the turn-of-the-century, but also Wharton’s personal design intent and the character of the gardens she aspired to create. The restored Mount is a museum unto itself, offering visitors an intimate insight into a particular era—a work of art in which the client and creator are one.

 

PRESS

The Boston Globe, "A writer's other great passion, restored" (August 11, 2005)

 
 

DETAILS

LOCATION
Lenox, MA
 
CLIENT
Edith Wharton Restoration, Inc.
 
SCOPE
Design & Implementation: Flower Garden
Construction Drawings
Construction Administration

 
STATUS / DATES
Completed / 2002-2005
 
SCALE
0.3 acres
 
DESIGN TEAM
Susan Child, Landscape Designer

M. Chris Alonso, Landscape Architect

Anita Berrizbeitia, Landscape Architect