The Artist’s House: Architecture & Design
Immerse yourself in the design of Olana’s historic Main House; you will explore the arrival experience, exterior architecture, and interior design elements. World-famous artist, Frederic Church studied pattern and form inspired by diverse cultures for decades. He designed unique stencils, collected textiles and architectural fragments, and embellished his home with an eclectic and exotic Victorian aesthetic. This tour explores the collaboration between Church and architect Calvert Vaux as well as others who helped to inspire the creation of Olana including his wife Isabel Church, and his protégé, Lockwood de Forest, to name a few. This tour visits only the following rooms: Church’s Painting Studio, Dining Room, Court Hall, Sitting Room, Library, and Corridor.