Tag Archives: Beauport

Concert by the Sea at Beauport with Henry Allen

IMG_5892 StitchConcert by the Sea at Beauport , at the Sleeper-McCann House, in the garden overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Listened to great music by Henry Allen and the New Swingers, watching the sunset and schooners passing by, what a great setting.

 

 

Concerts by the Sea at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

A summer Friday evening concert is the perfect ending to a long week. Enjoy Gloucester-based artists focusing on early twentieth-century American music with Celtic and Scottish origins as well as favorites from American singer-songwriters such as Cole Porter. Friday, July 11: Emerald Rae and Flynn Cohen. Friday, July 25: Henry Allen and the New Swingset. Friday, August 8: Lukas Pool and Eden Foreman.

Concerts 2014 with timeThe scenic Beauport gardens provide a tranquil and beautiful setting for this series of early-evening performances. Chair and refreshments are provided. Come between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to enjoy an abbreviated house tour. The concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m.

Each concert: $30, $20 Historic New England members. Registration is required. To register, please visit HistoricNewEngland.org or call 978-283-0800.

Beauport Makes Lonely Planet Top 10 World’s Greatest Mansion and Home List

Making it to the uber cool “Flipboard Picks”:  the latest Lonely Planet Top 10 world’s greatest mansion and home list

…and Gloucester ’s Beauport is on it!  Congratulations Sleeper-McCann.

Here’s the list

Lonely Planet : Live it up! The greatest mansions and grand houses.

1. Marble Palace Mansion , Kolkata , India
2. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion , Malaysia
3. Werribee Mansion , Australia
4. Villa d’Este, Italy
5. Castle Howard , England
6. Fallingwater , Pennsylvania , USA
7. Château de Chambord , France
8. Catherine Palace , Russia
9. Sleeper-McCann House , Massachusetts , USA

The lavish ‘summer cottage’ of interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper has over 40 rooms and is also known as the Beauport House. Sleeper toured New England in search of houses about to be demolished and bought up selected elements from each: wood panelling, furniture, wallpaper, coloured glass and china.  In place of unity, Sleeper created a wildly eclectic but artistically surprising – and satisfying – place to live. The mansion sits on rocks overlooking Gloucester Harbor and has Arts-and-Crafts-style terraces leading down into a series of garden ‘rooms’.

The house is in Gloucester, Massachusetts. You can visit the house between June and October, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The last hourly tour begins at 4pm.

10. Powerscourt , Ireland

http://t.co/ZuUxFxwq #lp #travel

Brilliant Beauport Thursday, September 15

Brilliant Beauport

image

Thursday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester , Mass.

$14 Historic New England members, $21 nonmembers

Enjoy a leisurely evening tour of Beauport when the house truly comes alive. Henry Davis Sleeper’s spectacular array of lighting devices illuminates the house with a brilliant and captivating glow. See the Master Mariner’s Room, Strawberry Hill Room, and Octagon Room sparkle as Sleeper intended. Light refreshments are provided.

Reservations required. Please call 978-283-0800 for more information.

www.historicnewengland.org

An Evening in Sleeper’s Garden at Beauport, Sleeper – McCann House

Beauport Exterior

On Friday, June 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. enjoy refreshments in the horseshoe garden and a presentation by Property Care Team Leader Ben Haavik and Reed Hilderbrand architect Joe James, who discuss the landscape restoration at Beauport.

Beauport gardener Marcia Hart is also on hand to talk about specific plant material and how to implement and maintain the historic garden design.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about this historically accurate, Arts and Crafts style garden.

Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard

Reservations required.  $20 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

Property Care - Beauport - 2009.Exterior Images - BEA.09182008.exterior general. (14)

Mimi Braverman Guided Tour Sunday December 5th

Clipper Ship "Flying Cloud"

Clipper Ship "Flying Cloud" by H. Boucher 1915
Photo Courtesy MFA

Join in the Excitement of the New MFA

Local resident and noted MFA lecturer Mimi Braverman will lead a guided tour of the decorative arts, furniture and maritime galleries, drawing parallels between the collections at the MFA and those at Beauport, the Sargent House, the Cape Ann Museum and other Gloucester attractions.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 1:00PM -2:30 PM

Meet at West Entrance opposite Garage

Price Per Person $125  Tickets must be purchased in advance

Tickets at www.sargenthouse.org

Questions:  Call 978-281-5801

Beauport pic by Geoffrey Gross

From Pilar Garro-

GLOUCESTER-Photographer Geoffrey Gross will give a talk on how to capture the beauty of historic houses on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sawyer Free Library. His photography in the 2008 book Great Houses of New England features four house museums owned by Historic New England including Beauport , the Sleeper-McCann House, which also appears on its cover. With four decades of experience in the field, he is currently completing two more books for Rizzoli fine art publishers, Old Houses of New England and New England Modern, both of which feature Historic New England properties. Following the talk, Copies of Great Houses of New England are available for purchase. While the talk is free, registration is required. Please call Beauport at 978-283-0800.

Historic New England is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. It offers unique opportunities to experience the stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. For more information visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

Beauport pic by Geoffrey Gross, originally uploaded by captjoe06.