Saturday, May 21, 2011

Reynolda House

I love to see new and interesting things, and museums are on my top list of things to do.

I went to visit Reynolda House for a school assignment.  It's unique, as the main house not only houses the original furnishings but it also holds valuable American artwork from Colonial times to the present.

I was excited to see an original Sheeler there, having done a Master Study on one of his works.

On the lands you will find unique shops and restaurants occupying the original outbuildings of the Estate.

There are gardens to walk through which have been restored to their original beauty.

The staff was courteous and knowledgeable, answering our questions.

The house is amazing, along with the first and second living quarters, the attic houses a collection of clothes, toys and personal items.

Also in the attic you can see the inner workings of the pipe organ.

On the lower level, you will find a recreation area, which includes a bar, an arcade and even a bowling alley.

On leaving the recreation area, you step into a glass enclosed room which houses a huge swimming pool.  It was interesting to see a fireplace adjacent to the pool.

There is so much to see in that fabulous estate you will want to go back again and again.

It's a must see.

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