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Enchanted Woods

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2000–2001, Buck Simpers Architect + Associates; W. Gary Smith, landscape architect

A prize-winning, $2.4 million landscape garden playground with a fairy theme, Enchanted Woods was meant to boost Winterthur's attractiveness to families. Several elements are architectural, including a rustic Fairie Cottage. Other features make knowing historical references: Tulip Tree House, hewn from a giant tree trunk on the estate, copied an eighteenth-century illustration of a hollowtree teahouse.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Enchanted Woods", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 64-64.

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