Calvert Vaux

Vaux, Calvert

Ammadelle in Oxford, designed by Calvert Vaux

Vaux’s original drawings survive and show that the house remains little changed from his original conception. An intended wine cellar and balconies were never built, as the Civil War interrupted their installation. Vaux also devised the picturesque curves defining lawns and plantings of the seven acres surrounding the house. Ammadale represents the unique style that was characteristic of Vaux, both an architect and landscape architect. Vaux himself considered Ammadale as representative of his best work (Jack E. Boucher, Library of Congress, Washington D.C. [HABS MISS,36-OXFO,1-])