We have many resources to our architectural past. This summer house is a beautiful example of a late 19th century garden feature. The Historic American Buildings Survey in 1933 documented this wonderful summer house (located in Mount Holly, NJ, on the Ashhurst Estate) – with a single photograph and a complete set of detailed drawings and measurements.
This would be such a wonderful addition to any garden – is there anybody out there up to the challenge to build such an amazing folly? Do we still possess such traditional skills to take on such a challenge? I have included below the complete set of measured drawings for those up to the challenge.