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The Winterthur Collection 

During the first half of the twentieth century, Henry Francis du Pont, American businessman and design enthusiast, became interested in the beauty and variety of early American architecture.  Inspired by the designs, he began expanding his house, Winterthur, with a range of classic American architectural elements, many in the form of entire rooms rescued from early American houses before demolition.  His beautiful home became the Winterthur Museum in 1951.  

We are pleased now to present this collection of home designs in classic American forms in partnership with the Winterthur Museum.  With styles ranging from Georgian to Shingle, this collection is a celebration of American design and architecture.

About Winterthur

Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public.
Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived there, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.
Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color. Graduate programs and a preeminent research library make Winterthur an important center for the study of American art and culture.
We invite you to visit and explore this exceptional place of beauty, history, and learning.