The Pratt family has lived at Camden Farm for seven generations—more than 300 years. The historic home dates to 1859 and is one of the finest example of the Italian Villa style of mid-19th century America. The architect’s original drawings survive in the house, as well as much of the original furniture, draperies, carpeting, light fixtures and the still-operating floral china basins in each bedroom. The house originally had a third story, which was shot off by a gunboat in the Civil War and was not replaced. Because of its excellent state of preservation, the home is a National Historic Landmark.
Photo by Chita Middleton/The Conservation Fund