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Edgewood House: A Taste of the Cotswolds in the Deep South

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I had the pleasure of meeting William Eubanks in Palm Beach a few years ago and subsequently posting one of his special decorating projects for Ambassador Mary Ourisman. He and his work are both memorable, so it is a treat to now share his own home in the deep south (not only is he from Memphis but this location is also his “headquarters” and location for his workrooms that service projects around the country). Bill had had his eye on this romantic Tudor (“Edgewood”) for quite sometime, but it wasn’t until he was spending more time in Palm Beach that he decided to downsize, and voila’, this 1920’s cottage just happened to be available.

The setting is as beguiling at a distance as it is when you pull up to the front door…and serves as a real study in how to design a landscape around a house that is perpendicular to the street

Charmingly blanketed in ivy, creeping fig and white O’Hara climbing roses…and a small wrought iron balcony over the front entrance.

You can’t get more English than this…gorgeous old brick construction, a weathered slate roof, and paths lined in a herringbone pattern.

The gardens were Bill’s first task before moving in, adding a quarter acre of formally planted rooms and courtyards. Windows and large glass doors span three walls of his main rooms bringing the views in and providing easy access to his verdant creations. And what is an old Tudor home without its own great Dane making a cameo appearance?

Inviting garden rooms, accented with globe-pruned boxwoods, low hedging, and a fountain paint a dreamy scene.

Romantic encounters delight at every turn, from garden gates to a moss-covered bench.

And just as a little treat before we close, here’s a peek at the interiors from which he looks upon his garden rooms and outdoor entertaining spots. So inviting, all comfy and cozy.

Thank you, Carmel, for your as always yummy images…and Bill, it’s such a pleasure to once again be showcasing your talents, and have a sense of where you reside!


All images courtesy of, Brantley Photography.

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Bettie Bearden Pardee

About Bettie Bearden Pardee

Author of Private Newport and Living Newport, garden furniture designer (The Parterre Bench), national lecturer, and entertaining expert. An honoree for the second year on "The Salonniere 100 America's Best Party Hosts", she was also the host and creative producer of "The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House".

4 thoughts on “Edgewood House: A Taste of the Cotswolds in the Deep South

  1. This garden could be anywhere. Where are the indigenous plantings? Read Doug Tallamy’s book – “bringing nature home.”
    Where are the plants native to Florida? How can there be interactions between plants and wildlife when the garden is filled with boxwood.

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