I’m adding a new category: homes in literature and film. Consider how many completely imaginary houses from books and movies have become famous like Tara from Gone With the Wind, and Manderley from Rebecca
….in the twilight while the December snow fell quietly without and the fire crackled cheerfully within. It was a comfortable old room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain; for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home-peace pervaded it.”
The house where the Alcott family lived and Louisa wrote Little Women, Orchard House in Concord Massachusetts.
Orchard House by Louisa’s sister May (Amy in the book.)
illustration for Little Women by May Alcott
Today Orchard House is a museum honoring Louisa and her family; to see more including the house interiors click here.
Little Women has been made into at least 7 films. To see how Orchard House was visualized on the screen in the 1994 film, visit working class home on facebook.
The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely. Louisa May Alcott