I took more than 70 pictures at Hampton on Saturday and thought I’d share some of the details of the property with you.
These shades in the parlour were hand-painted with gardens, music and art. The original linen painted shades are still at the house, but they’re too fragile to be displayed.
This silver is probably either Stieff or Kirk, two noted Baltimore silversmiths, both of which no longer exist. This parlour was decorated and then re-decorated two years later after the mistress of the house came back from Paris and thought that her design was out of style. Note the three adjacent mirrors.This is the master bedroom and it’s spectacular. The fireplace surround is just gorgeous! I love the spyglass looking out over the property.The detail on this railing is repeated on the front and back porch on the second floor. It’s stunning. This is one of my favourite pictures. I love all of the angles of the roof-lines and the urn. Some of the trees on the property are more than 100 years old, and there is a huge variety of them.
The floors on the two main porches are black and white marble, probably mined in the county. It’s so interesting that there are glass windows on either side of the porch. If you’re ever in Baltimore and have a few hours to spare, visit this incredible house!