September 24, 2015
The Marble House – Dorset, VT
Not long ago, I attended a benefit in Dorset, Vermont. The event, a dinner and charity auction, raised proceeds for programs at The Marble House, or Manley-Lefèvre House. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, the Federal-style property was built in 1815 with marble quarried from the land on which it resides. The original owner of the home, Edwin Lefèvre (1871–1943) was the author of Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, a best-selling roman à clef about Jesse Livermore, a prominent American stock trader.
Nowadays, the beautiful stone mansion is home to several artists in residence, who use the property’s outlying structures as studios. I cannot think of a better use for the estate – there is something quietly inspiring about the landscape. That should come as no surprise, considering that Charles Downing Lay was the original architect behind the beautiful grounds.
For more information, please visit: http://www.marblehouseproject.org/property.html