Take a tour of Martha Stewart’s Maine House – CT in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog by Sarah O’Brien.
This image is so Martha. Reminiscent of her work spaces in her famous Turkey Hill Road residence in Westport, Connecticut – Martha has made space for a gardening room in “Skylands” her historic Seal Harbor Estate. In this room she can make floral arrangements from flowers cut from her own land. Sigh. Architectural Digest got a full tour of Martha Stewart’s Maine Estate that once belonged to the Ford Family. Little has changed at Skylands since Candler (“a genius who deserves a book,” Martha notes) and Danish-born landscape designer Jens Jensen created the 63-acre retreat for Ford and his wife, Eleanor. The Detroit-area couple and their four children summered here until another family acquired the estate in 1980, after Eleanor Ford’s death; they, in turn, sold Skylands to Martha in 1997. Sold, mind you, with nearly everything included, right down to cabinets and shelves filled with the Fords’ silver, glassware, china, and linens—which, as an interior designer fascinated by family legacies, I find gives the place an incredible sense of authenticity. “I didn’t have to buy a plate,” Martha told me, “although I’ve certainly added my fair share.”
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