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Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

92 Hawthorne Street, Lenox, MA 01240
413 637 0166
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Lenox
Type: Historic Sites
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Rancho Palos Verdes
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This house and studio tour was very interesting. You tour the house escorted by a docent who is quite knowledgeable about the Frelinghuysens. You can also walk around the very pretty gardens. Parking is a ways away from the actual touring spot. This may be interesting for older children as well as adults. There's a shuttle that will take you... More

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Hudson, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This museum is an amazing little gem in a 1940's Bauhaus style house located in Lenox Massachusetts right near the grounds of Tanglewood. The collection in the house mostly consists of George and Suzy's works but other master works are scattered throughout the rooms. We went to see the house and studio but before the house tour we sat in... More

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The architecture, art and furniture are a testimony to Modernism. What a great find. Well worth a visit.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

While viewing the quintessential New England homes such as The Mount, you must not miss this one. Done in the Bauhaus style, it is totally different from the other homes in the area. Since the owners were also cubist artists, each detail in the home was well thought out. Take time to walk the grounds as well.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Do go both here and to the Mount, in order to see two very individual and very different approaches to style. The Bauhaus effect here contrasts with Wharton's older and more traditional taste. Here were very rich people who lived extremely well, and thought a great deal about what their interiors should look like. The living room is beautifully proportioned... More

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When we think of Lenox and this part of the Berkshires, we more than likely think of beautiful old homes, wonderful small shops, Jacob's Pillow in nearby Becket, Tanglewood (of course), Edith Wharton, Norman Rockwell, Chesterwood. There is another site that is well worth seeing -- and a story well worth hearing -- that adds another dimension of understanding to... More

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Boston
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the home of the abstract artists George Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, known as "The Park Avenue Cubists". The building is done in the Bauhaus style, similar to the Gropius house in Lincoln, MA. The house is seen by guided tour, which covers the entire house, including George's studio. The house is lavishly decorated with cubist paintings, mostly by... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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154 reviews 154 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

In an area with a lot of really old historic sites, this modern one stood out. The home is one of the few modern monuments in the area In an interesting tour, you'll learn about the people who lived there and their role in the modern art/cultural scene. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in modern art, culture,... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Very unusual modernist house especially when compared with the usual "Berkshire Summer Cottages". Magnificent, varied and intimate collection of 20th century art, primarily by European painters, are displayed in the home where they were enjoyed. An American take on LeCorbusier / International Style modernist architecture with fascinating history to boot. This is a complete environment featuring intact period architecture, furnishings,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'm not a fan of cubism but the tour of the home of these two artists exceeded my expectations. Warm and wonderful experience with an unusual peek at how the children of the rich lived in the early to mid twentieth century.

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