Thursday, July 6, 2017

A Hushed Garden

From Victoria:
Homeowners Eric and Diana Hansen purchased their Jazz-Age home and bought not just a six-lot property, but also a rich heritage, ready to be preserved. When Diana Hansen met the original owners of her property, she learned much about its past. Once home to the late artists Georges and Eleanor Bridges, the 1921 cottage, with hints of Greek and Spanish architecture, possesses a unique character and a storied history. The Bridges befriended authors Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, both of whom, on occasion, visited their cottage. Diana says the Italian-style gardens would have been set for a party, lined with tables and lights, and lively music would have filled the night air. Almost a century later, the Hansens have kept the garden as close to its original shape and structure as possible. “[Eleanor’s] garden was her passion,” Diana says, “We feel a mission to keep the garden just as it was.” (Read more.)

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