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In 1883, Can­dace Wheeler—of­ten cred­ited as the mother of Amer­i­can in­te­rior de­sign, and revered as a pioneer who made de­sign ac­ces­si­ble to the masses—built a sum­mer cot­tage in Tan­nersville, New York. Nam­ing it Pen­ny­royal for the spir­ited pur­ple wild­flow­ers that flour­ished through­out the area, she re­jected wealth, so­cial sta­tus, and mod­ern in­ven­tion by em­brac­ing a re­turn to the sim­ple, old-fash­ioned coun­try life­style in which she was raised. In the sur­round­ing patch of un­tamed wilder­ness, she forged a com­mu­nity for cre­atives in 1887 called the On­te­ora Club, whose early mem­ber­ship in­cluded writ­ers such as Mark Twain and var­i­ous artists from the Hud­son River School. A quiet oa­sis for in­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in the arts, it of­fered a refuge for those seek­ing the beauty of na­ture and rus­tic lodg­ing away from the bustling cities of New York, Hart­ford, and Bos­ton.

IT IS THE LEAVES OF THE EX­TENDED LIFE OF ON­TE­ORA WHICH I AM NOW TURN­ING. THE DAYS OF THE IDYL­LIC

LIFE OF THE MOUN­TAIN, WHEN WE LIVED IN THE VERY ARMS AND LIN­GERED LIKE FA­VORED CHIL­DREN IN THE LAP OF NA­TURE…

— CAN­DACE WHEELER

The liv­ing room, fea­tur­ing an orig­i­nal frieze above the door­way with

Can­dace’s motto “Who Creates a Home, Creates a Po­tent Spirit.”

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Amanda Rey­nal en­joy­ing the snow­fall at Pen­ny­royal.

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