Continuing my fabulous trip to Massachusetts this weekend...after apple picking we visited
The Crane Estate in Ipswich/Essex.
My new friend!
This estate was a summer house(yup) of a wealthy Chicago manufacturer in the first half of the 20th century.
I love imagining myself attending a garden party in one of these scenic courtyards.
So many pretty little details, like this fire breathing (puking?) cherub...
I wonder what went on behind these ornate gates...
These three guys may not have bodies, but they do have a great view...
The main house from afar.
This "little" guest house is an inn now.
The marshes flanking the driveway up the hill to the estate. There is a beach too - we didn't make it there because it had a bit of flooding after all the rain last week, but I definitely want to go and check it out sometime next summer! (Hi Sash, this is me inviting myself back to visit!)
Statues dotted the landscape. Very lovely.
I liked this lady in the shadows.