Longue Vue House and Gardens
The Longue Vue House and Gardens
is also called Longue Vue, and it is a classical revival style
mansion and surrounding gardens that is located on Bamboo Road, New
Orleans, Louisiana. It was originally the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Bloom Stern, although the current house is the second; with the
first being constructed in 1924. Ellen Biddle Shipman, well known
landscape architect, came here in 1934 to assist the Sterns on the
designing of their gardens. While in the process, the Sterns became
disenchanted with their home and had it moved to they could enjoy
the views of their new gardens and other amenities. They began
construction of another house in 1939, designed by William and
Geoffrey Platt, whose father, Charles Platt, being Ellen's mentor.
The unique results are nothing less than startling, with four
different facades on the four sides, with a different garden viewed
on each side.