Wednesday, September 10, 2014

House Tour - Sully Historic Site

I love it when my brother travels. He often gets to visit interesting places. This last trip, he visited the Sully Historical Site in Chantilly, VA. I thought I would share some of his pictures with you.

From the website:

An oasis of the past, Sully reflects the history of Fairfax County. Completed in 1799 by Richard Bland Lee, the main house at Sully combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture. Richard Bland Lee was Northern Virginia's first Representative to Congress, as well as General Robert E. Lee's uncle.
On the National Register for Historic Places, and accredited by the American Association of Museums, Sully also includes original outbuildings, representative slave quarter and gardens. Guided tours highlight the early 19th century life of the Richard Bland Lee family, tenant farmers and enslaved African Americans. Programs reflect the history of Fairfax County through the 20th century.

All pictures taken by my brother unless otherwise noted. Not a lot of comments by me; let the pictures speak.

The house illustrates real colonial/plantation style. Simple, functional, elegant.

I do love the desk below:

I just love Windsor chairs and clocks.

 Could you cook in here? Not sure I would even know where to start.

Gotta love the DAR.

Do you like historic houses and house museums? I do.


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