The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox, MA. In addition to arguably being America’s greatest novelist, Edith Wharton co-wrote one of the first important American books on interior design with designer Ogden Codman, Jr. “The Decoration of Houses” was published in 1897. Wharton built The Mount five years later with design input from Codman, incorporating many of the books recommendations.
She only enjoyed the summer home in Lenox for less than a decade, before expatriating permanently to France. The house experienced a series of later occupants, mostly institutional, until being acquired by Edith Wharton Restorations, the non-profit that has restored the house and operates it as a museum and cultural center.
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!