Victorian Destinations: The Mount, Author Edith Wharton’s Home

Anyone who has built a beautiful home understands how Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton felt about the Mount, the house … Continue reading

In spite of the Union's scorched-earth tactics, these 1800s slave cabins at Evergreen Plantation have survived more or less in-tact. (Photo: Richard Sexton)

Exploring Victorian Neighborhoods: Louisiana’s River Road, Part 2

For the Creole architecture and Victorian neighborhoods of Louisiana’s River Road, the Civil War was the beginning of the end. … Continue reading

The carved stone of a Catholic crucifix still stands amidst the metal and machinery of a petrochemical plant, long after the church has moved on. (Photo: Richard Sexton)

Exploring Victorian Neighborhoods: Louisiana’s River Road, Part 1

Once flooded by seasonal waters and sugar profits, today the stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton … Continue reading

The city hall courtyard in Pasadena, California. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Exploring Victorian Neighborhoods: Pasadena, California

In this series, we’ll explore Victorian neighborhoods across the country and around the world to learn about regional period architecture … Continue reading

Originally a modest Georgian house, Adare Manor was rebuilt in the 1850s by architect James Pain into one of Ireland's Neo-Gothic masterpieces. Today, it's a 5-star hotel. To learn more, visit adaremanor.com or pick up our upcoming fall issue. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Victorian B&Bs for an Irish St. Patrick’s Day

Dreaming of a St. Patrick’s Day spent amid the emerald hills of legend and lore? Here are three of our … Continue reading

When the neighboring Ritz hotel purchased the house in 2005, Wimborne House’s dining room lost its Trollope and Sons additions and regained crimson damask that architect William Kent intended for its walls.

Visit London’s Terraced Homes

Discover London’s historic terraced homes with James Stourton’s new book.     The phrase “stately London homes” conjures up images … Continue reading


New Orleans: Haunts and Jaunts

The Crescent City’s tradition of historic preservation and its culturally diverse offerings add up to a don’t-miss destination. (Photo by … Continue reading


Très Bien Tea

A Paris enthusiast brings her favorite city to Southern California with an imaginative tea room and boutique.   Inside Paris … Continue reading