Glass Orbs in Window at Beauport

By Brooke Baerman, WPAMC Class of 2019

Beauport, or the Sleeper-McCann House, is a 1907 mansion overlooking the rocky harbor of Gloucester, Massachusetts. A visitor there will immediately notice that every room is a complete display in itself, containing collections arranged with such finesse that the individual objects become a part of a larger visual experience. This was the intention of Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America’s first interior designers, who carefully and thoughtfully planned each room in Beauport.

As the WPAMC Class of 2019 toured Beauport on our Northern trip, many of us saw a striking similarity between the interior designs of Beauport and Winterthur.