• Students at South Peak

    Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller

    National Historical Park Vermont

Bungalow

Bungalow

Bungalow

NPS Photo

The Bungalow, located on the hill adjacent to the Mansion, is a Craftsman-style building constructed in 1916-17. It was designed as a secluded retreat by Harold Van Buren Magonigle for Mary Montague Billings French, daughter of Frederick Billings. The Bungalow remained unchanged until 1959 when the daughter of Mrs. French, Mary French Rockefeller, commissioned architect Theodor Muller of New York to renovate the building. Muller added a simple but modern kitchen and furnished it with many of the decorative items Laurance Rockefeller inherited from his father's estate in Seal Harbor, Maine. The inspiration for Muller's design was a Japanese Shinto temple. The Bungalow contains Asian decorative elements and fine art and also houses artwork from the South Pacific and Africa.

The Bungalow is featured on the Hidden Spaces, Unique Places tour offered throughout the summer and fall. Call the reservation desk for more information at 802-457-3368 ext. 22.

 
Bungalow Living Room
Bungalow Living Room
NPS Photo
 
Bungalow Porch
Bungalow Porch
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Autumn leaves, lit by the sun, carpet an uphill stretch of a carriage road. NPS Photo.

45 miles of carriage roads, an early 20th century gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., weave around the granite mountains and valleys of Acadia NP. 14 miles of carriage roads, built in the 1880s by Frederick Billings, traverse the gentle slopes and historic woodlands of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.