Set against the sapphire backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts, is today the only known designed landscape of its size and kind still in existence in North America. This beautifully illustrated and practical guide provides the history and context of the stunning country estate of plumbing magnate Richard T. Crane, Jr. and his family, which draws many thousands of visitors each year. It includes the house built by architect David Adler in 1928, with period furnishings, and marvellous natural landscapes and extensive gardens designed by some of the century’s most notable landscape architects.
Anna Kasabian is a freelance writer, journalist and the author of more than 15 books. She has written articles over the years on the Crane Estate for several publications, including Architectural Digest. Her articles on interior design, architecture, art, garden design and home and garden preservation projects have been published in regional and national magazines.