Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House







Here are some shots of the actual Ford Mansion, the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. It is built in Cotswald Cottage style, though it could hardly be called a "cottage" in the sense of smallness. It has sixty rooms. Almost half the house are servants quarters and servant use rooms.

The first pictures is at the approach or driveway side of the house. The second is the terrace on the side, the third is the river side of the house, opposite the driveway side, which Mrs. Ford considered the "front" of the house. The last is the view from terrace, or part of it. The grounds are very extensive and the view from the house in all directions is pleasant. We were not allowed to take pictures inside, but tomorrow, hopefully, I will show some pictures of the grounds.

7 comments:

B SQUARED said...

All that money and no privacy. Well,to each their own. A beautiful house, regardless.

goda said...

Awesome photos!

Jacob said...

Just lovely photos, Mary! I'm always somewhat stunned by these places...

But, it's not all roses. Edsel had to live with the fact that the one car named for him turned out to be a dud!

Rose said...

Mary, I have thoroughly enjoyed this post as well as the one below about the playhouse.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you B, Goda, Jacob and Rose for your very kind comments.

B, I am not sure what you mean about no privacy? Do you mean becasue we are all wandering through? No one lives there any more; it is now a museum. When they did live there, it was QUITE secluded! (Or maybe you were making a joke?)

Jacob: Edsel also died very young--he had ulcers that turned into stomach cancer. Eleanor went into a terrible depression after his death.

They did a lot of charitable work.

B SQUARED said...

Mary- I was referring to the need to have so many servants. Some might consider having that many people at your beck-and-call the height of luxury. I consider it an invasion of my life. I am a believer in less is more. Besides, good help is too hard to find.

B^2

Anonymous said...

you have brought me joy in capturing this image, I stood in this spot on a sunny may day, with the love of my life. Your photo...my memory....thank you.