395 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
In May 2015, I wrote a blog about the beautiful old Frederick F. Ayer house, also known as the Franco American School in Lowell, Massachusetts. The following month, I went to Boston to tour the house Frederick had built in 1899-1903 by Louis Comfort Tiffany. What a treasure, and I hadn't even known it existed. Tours are held several times a month, you need to register and the price was $10 for me.
The Ayer Mansion is very modern looking, even though it was built in 1902.
Front entrance, below, looking out at Commonwealth Avenue and park.
This is the front parlor where the lecture began. The house is still being renovated, so we just saw a few rooms, but that was okay because everybody was in awe at what they saw.
Sample of tile work, and lovely ceiling lights and staircase.
Round table and chairs designed by Louis C. Tiffany.
Daughters, Beatrice Banning Ayer (later married George S. Patton) and Mary Katherine "Kay."
Photos of Frederick and Ellen Barrows Banning Ayer.
The front entrance, with doors closed, showing the original green Tiffany glass. Spectacular!
The Ayer house from across the street, and a view of Boston from the park.