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Aldersea, 2013

Former owner:
Prentis, Henry M.
Coles, Edward
Coles, Mary R
Architect:
Pearce, John
Landscape architect:
Chassé, Patrick
Sculptor:
Soderholtz, Eric E
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Physical description:
2 folder+ 2 lantern slides; 27 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Maine, Bar Harbor
Maine
Bar Harbor
Aldersea (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Date:
2013
Notes:
A nine acre property with woodlands and an ocean view has a modern, geometric style house built in the 1970s, replacing a 19th century summer house. The garden designed by landscape architect Patrick Chassé surrounds the house and terrace, with a manageably sized lawn, adding color but also complimenting the house's lines and angles. This semi-formal garden is enclosed in a wooden fence with a decorative gate. Features include an antique birdbath and large jar made by Maine potter Eric Ellis Soderholtz and a small round pool cut into the terrace with sculptures of bronze herons. Across the driveway there is a large cutting garden enclosed by deer fencing. Adironadack chairs are scattered on the lawn on the ocean side of the house, with a view of Cromwell Cove and the wildflower garden that separates the lawn from the beach.
Persons associated with the garden include: Henry M. Prentis (former owner, circa 1860); Edward Coles and Molly Coles (former owners, late 1860s and circa 1900-circa 1943); Jackson Laboratory (former owners, 1943-1963); John Pearce (architect, 1973); Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1990-1992); Eric Ellis Soderholtz (sculptor).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
ME010000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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