The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home, Lenox

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Edith Wharton, the first woman awarded a Pulitzer Prize for fiction (The Age of Innocence, 1920), designed this spectacular "Berkshire Cottage" in collaboration with architect Ogden Codman, with whom she co-authored an explication of their theories of design, The Decoration of Houses.  Wharton wrote some of her most enduring fiction -- including The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome -- while residing here.  Notable houseguests included, among many, Henry James and Bernard Berenson.  A National Historic Landmark and cultural center, The Mount celebrates and preserves the literary and artistic legacy of Edith Wharton.