PHOTO: PAUL SANTOS
Boston's Tiffany Treasure
Built between 1899 and 1902 for businessman and art collector Frederick Ayer, the Ayer Mansion is the country’s only surviving residence created by famed American artist and designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Named a National Historic Landmark in 2005, the Ayer Mansion exemplifies what critics of the day called Tiffany’s “dumbfounding versatility.” At the Ayer Mansion, Tiffany-designed stone and glass mosaics, graceful metalwork, Favrile glass vases, custom furniture, intricate plaster work, elaborate art glass windows, and unexpected architectural flourishes all work together to create a cohesive masterpiece.
Since 1998, the Campaign for the Ayer Mansion has been restoring and preserving this singular treasure. Now home to the non-profit Bayridge Residence & Cultural Center, the Ayer Mansion is open monthly for scheduled public tours and by appointment as well as during its annual lecture series and other public events.
Come experience Louis Comfort Tiffany’s vision for a grand Boston home.