Longue Vue House and Gardens is a historic house museum, one of the last great houses built in the American Architectural Renaissance style. Each facade of the house has a different appearance and leading to a different garden with various species of plants and flowers.
The eight acre estate was the home of Edgar and Edith Stern, local philanthropists who supported education, arts, and social justice. The Sterns envision the house, and with the help of the landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman, their dream came true.
The renovation began in 1934 and lasted for 15 years. For the next decade, the house was a gathering point for many notable people, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, John and Robert Kennedy, and Pablo Casals.
Stroll the gardens and visit the house and its 20 rooms, every one of them is decorated differently and has its own purpose – such as the Blue Room, the Drawing Room, the Wrapping Room, and the Flower Arranging Room.
View original furniture and items, including Eastern European carpets, Chinese porcelain, continental potteries, ethnic costumes, collections of needlework, and technology items that were early at the time.
Don’t miss the Sterns private art gallery, which displays artworks of contemporary artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, Jean Arp, and Jaacov Agam.
Also, you can take a glimpse of the original plans for the house and gardens, enjoy current exhibitions, and participate in special events, such as ‘Mardi Gras Gardeners’, ‘Baby Balancing Acts’ and ‘Kid Yoga in the Garden’.