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Inside a Fairy-Tale Virginia Estate

December 2017/January 2018

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A mural by John Owen in a guest room library.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

Another mural above the fireplace in the library.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

Beatrix Ost’s collections, art.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

Beatrix Ost.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

Beatrix Ost’s collections, art.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

A custom table by Michele Oka Doner in the Great Hall.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

Ost found the antique chairs for the salon in New York City.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

The treeless “tree house” at Estouteville.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

A sitting room with Ost’s German pewter collection.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

The kitchen.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

Wax candle busts in the Great Hall. “When they flicker,” Ost says, “their heads look eerily alive.”

photo: Paul Whicheloe

The breathtaking swimming pool.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

The gate from the pool to the house.

photo: Paul Whicheloe

The driveway leading away from the house.

photo: Paul Whicheloe