The Mount, Edith Wharton's Classic Home, Is Fighting Foreclosure
Wharton, the author of Ethan Frome, The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence, designed and built the house in 1902. She wrote over 40 books in 40 years, including authoritative works on architecture and gardens and was the first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The Mount is one of the five percent of National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women. It only gets around 30,000 visitors a year but is a lovely and significant reminder of a more gracious era.
UPDATE: The president and chief executive of the estate has stepped down rather than assume a different position in a restructured management hierarchy.
Gallery: Edith Wharton's The Mount