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Peek into M.F.K. Fisher’s ‘Last House’


Saturday August 2017 - 11:00am to

Come see M.F.K. Fisher’s living space and imagine James Beard, Julia Child and Bert Greene cooking there. Legendary author M.F.K. Fisher wrote 13 books during 21 years of residence in Glen Ellen, in “Last House,” which was built for her by architect David Pleydell-Bouverie, on what is now Audubon Canyon Ranch’s (ARC) Bouverie Preserve. The house will be open to the public on Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fisher treasured her palazzino, which features a simple design and connection to the land. Its two large rooms are divided by a huge bathroom, with black tile floors throughout and built-in bookcases for over 2,000 books. One arched porch looks west to Sonoma Mountain and another looks east to the 535 acres of land protected by ACR.

ACR is renovating M.F.K. Fisher’s “Last House” into an exclusive destination honoring her legacy and celebrating her love of food, wine, literature and nature. As part of the restoration, some of Fisher’s personal art, books and other possessions have returned to the house, giving it a bit of the feel it had when she lived there.

Events benefitting M.F.K. Fisher’s Last House on Bouverie Preserve are curated by Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection. Please wear footwear appropriate for the natural pathways of the Bouverie Preserve.

Tickets are available for purchase through Saturday, Aug. 19. For groups of 10 or more, please contact the ACR development team. Light refreshments served.

Tickets are $40-$45. Bouverie is located at 13935 Sonoma Hwy. Info at www.eventbrite.com, search “Bouverie.”


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