Blantyre Hotel, Lenox, MA
Robert and Mary Paterson began construction on their Gilded-Age Mansion, Blantyre in 1901. Nestled in the heart of the Berkshires, the exquisite Tudor-Style home in Lenox, Massachusetts took two years and more than 1,000 workers to complete. Paterson, who made his fortune selling turpentine, networked with industry titans – Cornelius Vanderbilt, George Westinghouse, J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie – attending lavish parties, when not entertaining at his 130-acre Blantyre Estate.
After Mary Paterson sold the estate, the property went through many iterations throughout the years until it was purchased in 1980 by former Massachusetts State Senator John Fitzpatrick and his wife, Jane. The Country Curtains founders gifted the estate to their daughter Ann Fitzpatrick Brown, whose $18-million renovation reopened the doors of the famed country home turned boutique hotel, and the rich and famous once more drove up the winding driveway to be welcomed at the grand porte-cochere.
Celebrities including renowned entertainer Lena Horne, and choreographer Martha Graham came for lengthy stays in the Paterson Room, or the “presidential suite.” Even Sir Winston Churchill, numerous members of the Kennedy family, financiers, aristocrats and artists from around the world came to rest and create in the Blantyre mystic.
Needlepoint of Woman Feeding a Parrot
Louis XV Style Carved Giltwood Wall Mount Mirror, Early/Mid-20th Century
South German/Austrian Paint-Decorated Chest of Drawers, Circa 1843
Pair of Hand-Painted Side Chairs by Stonehouse Farm Goods, 20th Century
19th Century Portrait Oil Painting of a Widow
William and Mary Style Settee with Scalamandre Upholstery, 20th Century
Bronze Candelabra After Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse "L'Enfant Pêcheur"
English Oak Settee with Scalamandre Upholstery, Early 20th Century
Handmade Needlepoint Floral Rug
Jacob Petit Flower Encrusted Reticulated Porcelain Vases, 19th Century
Victorian Renaissance Revival Walnut Hall Bench, Late 19th Century
Mid 19th Century European Oil Portrait Painting of a Young Woman
Oil on Canvas in the Manner of Peter Paul Rubens of the Holy Family
Hand-Knotted Caucasian Baku Wool Rug
Carved Wood Table Lamps with Pheasant Feather Shades
Gustavsberg Argenta Silver Inlaid Turquoise Stoneware Plates
Dutch Walnut and Marquetry Chest of Drawers, Mid 19th Century
Wedgwood Majolica Polychrome Reticulated Centerpiece, 1865
Oskar Robert Dogarth Floral Still Life Oil Painting
Classical Mahogany Sofa, Circa 1830
Anthropomorphic Horse Portrait Oil Painting
Louis XIII Style Walnut Armchairs, 20th Century
Hand-Knotted Indo-Persian Wool Runner
Neoclassical Style Urn Shaped Painted Iron Planters on Beveled Stands
Belgian Landscape Tapestry, 20th Century
Antique English Pink Luster Pearlware Tea Set
Victorian Gothic Revival Mahogany Display Cabinet, 19th Century
Offset Lithographs after Maxfield Parrish
1960 First Edition "Chagall Lithographe" by Julien Cain
"Blantyre" Painted Wood Sign, Late 20th Century
Hand-Knotted Persian Heriz Wool Room Sized Rug
Aelteste Volkstedt Porcelain Figural Scene, 20th Century
From the beginning, Fitzpatrick Brown wanted to restore the property to its former glory years and purchased items from Berkshire estates, amassing a collection of art, and furnishings to mirror the Gilded-Art lifestyle. The Manor with its nine guest rooms, music room, conservatory, dining room, grand hall, and four cottages were all brought back to its halcyon English Tudor-style days.
Now, for the first time, a part of this Gilded-Age Estate is available at auction. An unprecedented opportunity to own a treasured piece of Blantyre, a historic 1903 property that to this day still welcomes celebrated writers, artists and renown captains of industry.