The Du Ponts: Houses and Gardens in the Brandywine
A new book by Maggie Lidz shows not only the fabulous homes the family built, but also how they lived. These excerpts are but a hint.
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Ann, Hugh and Bayard Sharp in the pool at Gibraltar, ca. 1918
The garden, ca. 1923
1844, renovated 1915, 1927
Residence of H. Rodney and Isabella du Pont Sharp
GIBRALTAR was the family home of H. Rodney Sharp, his wife, Isabella du Pont, and their four children. Sharp’s influence on du Pont houses and historic preservation in Delaware was enormous. He was singularly responsible for what would later become a distinctive Brandywine style: highly textured, rooted to the past, with a sophisticated sense of place.
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