Edith Wharton, author of the Age of Innocence, House of Mirth and the design manifesto The Decoration of Houses, penned many of her works in Massachusetts at her home the Mount. The National Historic Landmark house is absolutely fabulous, especially after its 2006 restoration. Unfortunately, like so many houses in the United States, the Mount is facing foreclosure. In the event of foreclosure, the house maybe be sold to a private individual and closed to the public forever. The foundation that runs the property is currently trying to raise 3 million dollars, which will be matched by an angel donor to pay the 6 million dollar foreclosure bill and save the house.
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