History of the Chrystie House

However, when the current owner, an internationally acclaimed artist and noted historic illustrator, purchased the property in July 2007, the House was in great need of restoration to restore its beauty and integrity. After comprehensive research and planning, the new owner launched a major restoration and renovation project which lasted for two and half years. The project was completed in March 2010.

The ground surrounding the House is one of a few last testaments to Henry Winthrop Sargent’s glorious former Wodenethe Estate, a landmark in American’s landscape architecture. To walk around the large gingko tree and dwarf horse chestnut woods he planted in mid 19th century is still considered a treat by visiting botanists.

The Chrystie House today shines with its beautifully and painstakingly restored exterior and interior, and its lovingly furnished common areas and guest rooms. However the most valuable aspect of the House is its representation of early American spirit and style and the way the House and its nature surrounding complement each other.

Please visit us to share a precious part of American history in a luxurious yet relaxing home away from home. Back

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