“the most elegant mansion in the state”
The Read House & Gardens is owned and operated by the Historical Society of Delaware. The Read House, designed in 1801, is the most elegant mansion in the state of Delaware. The house endures today as one of the foremost examples of the transition from the Georgian to Federal style of architecture. Inside, the rooms have 13-foot high ceilings, carved woodwork, relief plasterwork, gilded fanlights and marble fireplaces. Outside, the house is surrounded by a 11/2 acre formal garden added in 1847.
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