Re-designed in 1934 by Palm Beach Architect Marion Sims Wyeth, the modest home features signature Wyeth details, such as coquina pathways, pecky cypress ceilings, and beautiful gardens. In 1948 Ralph Norton invited Wyeth to design a studio for his wife Ann. The home, studio, and gardens were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
The great secret of the gardens, hidden from the outside world by green foliage, is the monumental sculptures. The silent, mysterious forms, built over a period of 15 years, were intended to be discovered as surprises amid the dense, jungle-like vegetation. They may resonate with reference to art of the past, to far-distant lands, but they are modern and timeless: unique to this artist’s vision. It is a rare gift to experience the union of this mysterious and powerful art and the naturalness of the landscape.