For a moment, everything seems frozen in time. Then the apples spill to the ground and I’m blown backward into the air.
Mr Darcy? I’d more easily forgive his vanity had he not wounded mine. But no matter. I doubt we shall ever speak again. - Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Isaac Royall House, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
Built between 1732-1737 this house is one of the finest 18t century houses in the States. It is conservated thanks to the Royall House Association, a group of men and women who bought the house, slave quarters and about an acre for keepping as a museum in 1908.
The mansion was confiscated at the beggining of the american Revolution after the owner ranaway to England, and was used as headquarters. After that, Colonel Cary (Washington’s secretary) lived there for two years, then it turned into a boarding school, returned to Isaac Royall’s granddaughter who sold it to a rum destiller and it was kept in this familiy untill the end of the 19th century when the Daughter of American Revolution thought about preserve it for its historic and aesthetic value.
Learn more HERE at their webpage.