Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Ten Chimneys - Genesee Depot Wisconsin
Theater legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne were a most successful celebrity couple. Devoted to each other, they appeared only together; neither was in a production without the other from the late 1920's until their retirement in the 1960s. In demand, they were able to have a clause in their contract that gave them every summer off to spend extended time at their beloved Ten Chimneys.
Situated in the beautiful hills of the Kettle Moraine, in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, the estate is open for tours. Yesterday, a friend and I spent a lovely morning there.
Ten Chimneys Foundation did a masterful job of authentic restoration. You feel as if you are peeking into someone's home while they are away, rather than looking at museum artifacts. Most rooms are open so that you can walk around them to view objects up close. (Not surprisingly, inside photos are not allowed).