Monday Window – January 31, 2022: Modjeska House

There’s something about old architecture that I find fascinating, especially when it is surrounded by gardens and a live oak grove. I visited the Arden, otherwise known as the Helena Modjeska House, out in Modjeska Canyon in Orange County, California. It’s a historical landmark dating back to the nineteenth century, and the drive through the canyon to get there was pretty. There are a lot of really cool, symmetrical windows on the house, so I am sharing it for Ludwig’s Monday Window.

Helena Modjeska House, otherwise known as Arden, in Orange County, California; built in 1888.

Helena Modjeska was a world-renowned actress in her time and built this now-historic home and gardens where she entertained a lot of famous people. There’s a museum at one end of the house where you can learn more about Modjeska and her property, or you can book a tour to go through the home, which is maintained by Orange County Parks. It is sort of hit or miss as to whether the tours are available, but I was able to wander the grounds, exploring the paths and taking photos.

Helen Modjeska House and gardens at end of the road in Modjeska Canyon, southern California.

Modjeska House, surrounded by live oak grove and dotted with pathways, was designed by New York architect Stanford White in 1888.

Published by Dawn Palmer

I am a professional proofreader (ProofreadingatDawn.com) and write a photography blog (PeacefulatDawn.com). In my free time, I love taking photos, admiring beautiful moments in nature, and I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.

10 thoughts on “Monday Window – January 31, 2022: Modjeska House

    1. It definitely feels like it there! It’s very quiet and peaceful (except for the woodpeckers drilling holes everywhere on the house). There’s a lot of little garden seating areas to just sit mindfully and enjoy the nature. 😎

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