John Blake in the 1800s, and is now owned by an architect named Mark Maresca, who lovingly restored the gardens back to their parterre design. He was kind enough to explain to me that when he first bought the house, the area you see in the picture above was covered by dirt. Upon digging it up, the original design of the garden was revealed.
"White Giant" Calla lily. I am so buying one!
showplace, complete with ballroom. Here's the plaque outside...
You can read it more easily by clicking here.