Sunday, March 7, 2010

Featured item: Private Tour of Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House

Historic New England has donated a three-hour private tour of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House on Eastern Point. This remarkable home is a National Historic Landmark, and is described by the organization on its web site:
"Beauport, the summer home of interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper, captivates the imagination not only because of its dramatic location but because of its wit. Filled with room after room of delightful objects meant to astonish and amuse, Beauport is an intellectual fun house originally designed almost a century ago to entertain such luminaries as European art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner, Harvard economics professor A. Piatt Andrew, heiress Caroline Sinkler, and Okakura Kakuzo, curator of Asian art at the Museum of Fine Arts and author of “The Book of Tea.”"
Beauport is a gem.
Also included is a 1-year household membership to Historic New England, which owns and maintains the property. This membership allows free access to dozens of their properties.
This item has a value of $175.

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