Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Le Bois des Moutiers

Le Bois des Moutiers is an arts & crafts house in Varengeville-Sur-Mer, France by the well known english architect Edwin Lutyens. The house sits in a remarkable garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll. Because of the dry rocky soil, the garden lacks the lushness of its' British counterparts and has a distinct look to it.
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11 comments:

Tara Dillard said...

I have been to this garden.

It's one of those places, house & garden, that will change you.

GO. Partake.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Southern Aspirations said...

Amazing. Love how the gardens just flow right up onto the house. Oh to have a little of Gertrude's talent...

Scott Fazzini said...

It looks pretty lush to me!

home before dark said...

Beautiful synergy between garden and house. The composition is very Henry Mitchell like: find out what you grow well and grow lots of it. Here the more arid gardens reflects the lush English planting style but planted in plants that would survive and thrive in its home soil. Off topic slightly. As a new gardener enthralled with lavender, I quickly learned my "princess" was a peasant liking lean soil and little water and while roses and lavender make a beautiful mental composition they have very different soil and water requirements. Bummer! Reality bites sometimes, no?

Janet said...

Very cool! I had no idea that Lutyens had done work in France. Do you know that there is only one extant Jekyll garden in the US?!?

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Absolutely Gorgeous. While he is often thought of as the country house master he also designed much of the architecture in Delhi. I think it is quite interesting. http://presidentofindia.nic.in/rb.html

Foquinha! said...

I love garden always... gardens are Blessings!!! :) i like it much!

Cheers!
Silvia K.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I have always adored this house, which is an oddity in Lutyens's oeuvre and still owned by the same French family, I think. I'd live there in one second.

Evelyn said...

My favorite architect! This house isn't as ornate and detailed as some of his houses. The garden is definitely the focus.

There is a Lutyens tour you can take in England. I hope to one day do it!

Maya said...

Carmel seems to have quite a number of fairy tale cottages. It's such a great place. And thanks for an inside look into this book.

Things That Inspire said...

Wow, this is a beautiful home. I just discovered the The Tuilleries Brochures, written in the late 20s and early 30s, about the beautiful homes in England and France. Of course, my favorites are the brochures written about France!