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  • Miscellaneous Garden Designs — Dumbarton Oaks
    Drawings and Photographs by Garden Area Miscellaneous Garden Designs Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Miscellaneous Garden Designs Info Miscellaneous Garden Designs Miscellaneous Garden Designs Drawings Historic Photographs Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights and Reproductions Staff Login Newsletter Webmail Service Desk

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  • Miscellaneous Garden Designs — Dumbarton Oaks
    was not a part of the original scheme of terraces that Farrand planned in 1922 but it served as a connecting space between the terraced gardens the balcony over the Tennis Court and the Swimming Pool and Loggia area A large elm was growing on the sloped hill east of the terraces and the balcony it can be seen in Rudolph Ruzicka s 1935 sketch of the gardens and it was still growing in 2000 Because the Elm Terrace was a go between space rather than a strictly designed garden room today it is simply comprised of the elm and the paved balcony overlooking the Pebble Garden The elm has since died and the terrace is no longer called by a distinct name Rather it has been absorbed into neighboring designs Fairview Hill Fairview Hill is the informal name for the hillside sloping toward Dumbarton Oaks Park from the terminus of the North Vista The area is bordered on the south by the drive leading east from the Service Court the western boundary wall of the gardens and Dumbarton Oaks Park in the north The Forsythia Dell plantings creep up the hillside on the east By virtue of its placement Fairview Hill is fairly isolated Farrand provided very little strict direction for the plantings on the hill The primary points of interest are a number of trees mostly maples and poplars and a curved stone bench originally designed for the Forsythia Dell in 1934 35 but placed on Fairview Hill in 1939 From Fairview Hill the view north looks over the sites of the Wall Garden and the Hazel Walk neither of which are extant and out of Dumbarton Oaks to the Clifton Hillside The Trompe L Oeil Ruth Havey designed the Trompe L Oeil also called The Perspective for

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  • Drawings — Dumbarton Oaks
    Help Drawings Info Drawings Fence panel near Lilac Circle 1 Fence panel near Lilac Circle 2 Fence panel near Lilac Circle all in flat perspective A E Fence panel near Lilac Circle all in flat perspective F J 1 Fence panel near Lilac Circle all in flat perspective F J 2 Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site

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  • Historic Photographs — Dumbarton Oaks
    Photographs by Garden Area Miscellaneous Garden Designs Historic Photographs Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Historic Photographs Info Historic Photographs Come back later Seat under elm on loggia near Box Walk Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights and Reproductions Staff Login Newsletter

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  • About the Museum Courtyard — Dumbarton Oaks
    Mead White Music room and it featured a spacious open courtyard enclosed by gallery spaces on every side The museum entrance opened onto 32 nd street right beside the gates of the old service entrance that are no longer extant Waterman s museum opened in 1940 to coincide with the gift of Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University The museum posed unique challenges to Beatrix Farrand She began by increasing the plantings between the 32 nd Street wall and the buildings to help achieve a sense of privacy and green space Farrand carried the garden into the enclosure of the museum designing a cortile or courtyard of grass and boxwood Rather than seeing the courtyard as an outdoor space Farrand described it in her Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks as an unroofed room adjoining the Music Room and the museum With this in mind she advised that plantings be kept small in scale She suggested a double row of box to surround the central lawn with ivy jasmine and wisteria climbing vines along the walls Even the small details of the courtyard received careful attention and multiple plans were created Ruth Havey provided Farrand and Bliss with a number of potential designs for the passageway between the Music Room and the courtyard They eventually decided on a loggia style arcade with a Greek inscription on the architrave Farrand also designed circular Aquia stone paving patterns and garden furniture for the space The courtyard changed monumentally several times after its initial construction in 1940 In 1968 an octagonal mosaic pool dating from 500 A D replaced the grass in the central plat The pool mosaic featured fish dolphins and other marine mammals surrounding a bust of Tethys In 1983 88 the courtyard was completely redesigned Hartman Cox architects built a roof over

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  • About the Music Room Terrace — Dumbarton Oaks
    sketches of the ideal Music Room Landscape architect Beatrix Farrand was included in the conversations as Bliss was concerned that any construction interfere with no trees and blend seamlessly into the surrounding building and gardens Unfortunately while the interior of the Music Room posed no challenge the actual site of construction eluded White Bliss and Farrand A first suggestion placed the Music Room on the eastern wing of the house extending partially submerged underground toward the Swimming Pool This design was rejected as impractical and likely to be damp and dark In February 1925 White reluctantly suggested demolishing the Orangery transplanting the massive tree in the Beech terrace and constructing the Music Room on that site Luckily Mildred Bliss did not entertain the thought By the summer of 1926 a solution appeared The Music Room would be built on the northwest corner of the house In a June 24 1926 letter to White Beatrix Farrand warmly approved of the tree filled location which gives the feeling of quietness which one wants for this place It was her task to design an outdoor space that flowed naturally out of the new Music Room and into the Copse to the north On December 29 1926 Robert Woods Bliss officially approved the plan for a flagged informal terrace paved in irregularly broken flagstone and surrounded by a low balustrade Farrand planned the paving around the existing oak at the northwest corner of the new construction Paving the terrace left a small informal space between the Music Room and the entrance to the North Vista This was called the Office Garden Overall Farrand did not envision that the Music Room terrace would be a bold garden room The flagstone paving featured a table chair and benches and vinca creepers created a green border but

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  • Drawings — Dumbarton Oaks
    Index Search Refine Help Drawings Info Drawings Poussette front elevation Pousette plan Pousette vertical section F S D Pousette horizontal section F S D F S D lantern for Music Room 1 F S D lantern for Music Room 2 F S details for lantern outside Music Room Lantern outside Music Room 1 Iron lantern bracket outside Music Room F S side elevation Iron lantern bracket outside Music Room F S plan Lantern outside Music Room 2 Wall outside Music Room Music Room wall bench on office side Music Room wall office side with bench Curved benches near Music Room F S D long seat near Music Room Sketch B for stone table near Music Room F S D table top F S D table top see sketch A F S D table top see sketch B F S D base for table near Music Room Existing F S D table leg and top Stone table and seat near Music Room Terrace outside Music Room F S D top rail for lattice near Music Room Next 1 2 Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility

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  • Mélisande's Allée — Dumbarton Oaks
    Drawings and Photographs by Garden Area Mélisande s Allée Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Mélisande s Allée Info Mélisande s Allée About Mélisande s Allée Drawings Historic Photographs Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights and Reproductions Staff Login Newsletter Webmail Service

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