2006_11_arts_laurelton.jpgThe Met just opened a new exhibit called “Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist’s Country Estate” on Tuesday. Many aspects of Tiffany’s home (which took 3 years to build, from 1902 to 1905) are represented. The 84-room, eight-level house was nearly 600 acres overlooking Long Island Sound, was in Oyster Bay, New York. Tiffany himself designed the home inside and out, and this exhibition is a window into his art, through design, furniture and landscape.

The house itself burned to the ground in 1957, yet the exhibition "brings together many of its surviving architectural elements and interior features". Also featured are Tiffany's personal collections of his own work (breathtaking stained-glass windows, paintings, glass and ceramic vases), as well as the artist's collections of Japanese, Chinese, and Native American works of art.

This will be the first time that the Daffodil Terrace will be on display, a terrace placed between the dining room and the conservatory, creating a hybrid between "a covered garden room and an attached garden pergola".

Learn more about the exhibit, and when you can drop by, here.