What a thrill to stage an incredible estate.
Dunn Gardens in Seattle, Washington, is a privately owned 7.5-acre (3.0 ha) property composed of the remaining acreage of the estate of Arthur G. Dunn Sr., who made his fortune in the fish cannery business. Dunn bought the property in 1914 as a summer get-a-way for his family, and contracted the landscaping to the Olmsted Brothers. Upon his death, the property was inherited by his children. His son Edward B. Dunn provided for the care of his share of the estate in his will. A trust was created two years after his death to oversee the entire property. Dunn Gardens were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 15, 1994, and are open for special public events and docent-led guided tours April through July, and from September through October.
I will admit, the home does feel like a get-away or a 2nd home. It is not formal and feels cabin-y in many parts of it. Other parts it’s crazy sexy so who knows how they lived in it.
And then there is the cottage:
Definitely a 2 truck day. What a major project. It was chaotic moving in but when the trucks drove away it was calm beautiful and quiet.