Virginia Celebrates Architecture

Sweet Briar House

Sweet Briar House

City: Sweet Briar
Date: 1790
Architect: Crews (or Crouse) family
County: Amherst

50 Responses to Sweet Briar House

  1. May Barger says:

    By far the prettiest and certainly it has the best history — ghosts and all!

  2. Christine Zazulak says:

    Sweet Briar House has my vote.

  3. Karen Hott says:

    Beautiful inside and out, one of my favorite places on campus! KTH ’91

  4. Kathleen Pegues says:

    Beautiful house!

  5. Barbara D Fredrick says:

    Sweet Briar house is a beautiful choice for Virginia’s Favorite Architechure

  6. Beautiful 18th-century farmhouse with mid-19thC Italianate towers added later.

  7. A very beautiful house

  8. Wayne Stark says:

    As a distant relation to Daisy and Indiana I’d love to see Sweet Briar house make the top 100.

  9. Boyd Zenner, Architecture Editor, University of Virginia Press says:

    I’m delighted that Sweet Briar House is to be included in this important survey.

  10. Brendy Reiter Hantzes says:

    I couldn’t imagine a list of Virginia’s favorite architecture without Sweet Briar House

  11. Sarah Sale says:

    A lovely house that continues to be used as a home – truly beautiful!

  12. The best of the contenders, a grand Lady

  13. May Belle Rauch says:

    A real treasure for the state of Virginia.

  14. Jill Berguido Gill says:

    My mother, Marion Inglis Jayne Berguido,(SBC 1928)counted Ann Pannell, President of the College during the years that three of her daughters attended SBC, among her dear friends. Mother was always invited to stay at Sweet Briar House when she visited the College, and I was thrilled to also get to see the lovely interior of the house and walk among the boxwoods that surrounded it. I am hoping that this spledid residence is chosen as one of the 250 significant structures in the state of Virginia. JBG ’67

  15. Jill Berguido Gill says:

    My mother, Marion Inglis Jayne Berguido,(SBC 1928)counted Ann Pannell, President of the College during the years that three of her daughters attended SBC, among her dear friends. Mother was always invited to stay at Sweet Briar House when she visited the College, and I was thrilled to also get to see the lovely interior and walk among the boxwoods. I am hoping that this splendid residence is chosen as one of the 250 significant structures in the state of Virginia. JBG’67

  16. anne mell says:

    I agree that Sweet Briar House’s architecture is remarkable!

  17. Lura Coleman Wampler says:

    Sweet Briar House is beautiful outside and inside as well!

  18. Chrisitne Conner says:

    has my vote

  19. Jane Russo Sheehan says:

    Sweet Briar house embodies the gracious way of life of old Virginia. Indiana Fletcher Williams was a well educated woman of her day, who dreamed of educating women in future days.

  20. Jo Ann Kramer says:

    Class of ’64 votes for Sweet Briar House! So many memories! Wonderful house in a beautiful setting.

  21. Jennifer L says:

    Sweet Briar House has my vote!

  22. Brenda Payne says:

    Most beautiful house on the Sweet Briar Campus. Absolutely has my vote.

  23. Michelle L. Gorman says:

    Pretty like the horses and the hills, Sweet Briar House embodies the beauty and sophistication that defines southern elegance.

  24. Virginia M Galgano says:

    Wonderful home with grand stories!

  25. Glenn Springer says:

    Fond memories of the house and grounds.

  26. MaryLee Burch. '74. Doering says:

    Beautiful memories and nostalgia for all that Sweet Briar
    represents. I recall fondly the many visits to greet President Anne Gray Pannell in 1970.
    I will return to my alma mater this spring.
    California may be the Golden State where I live; may Sweet Briar always remain as the rose gold in my heart.

  27. Martha B Creasy says:

    One of the most beautiful structures in Virginia!

  28. Linda M. Gilbert '58 says:

    I grew up just off the campus and the President’s House was always a place of beauty and interest. In fact, as a kid we used to play in the beautiful boxwoods that surround the house! I hope it stands for many years to come.

  29. Sarah King says:

    A beautiful period home.

  30. Courtney LeBlanc says:

    Sweet Briar house has my vote!

  31. Katie says:

    Beautiful year round and the history just adds to that!

  32. Margie Lippard says:

    Sweet Briar House is an architectural treasure!

  33. Signee Hoffman Swartley '91 says:

    I always loved Sweet Briar House, it is not boastful in its presence. It connects with its surroundings…it is beautiful . Like music frozen in time.

  34. Donyele Gibson Wilkerson says:

    It is truly a beautiful landmark! Class of 2002!

  35. Sally Fiedler says:

    Such a unique and special house, in an unbelievably beautiful setting!

  36. Peggy Martin says:

    Sweet Briar House is certainly one of Virginia’s most important historic houses. A gem that has been in constant use, beautifully maintained in a landscape setting that enhances the entire presentation.

  37. Kim Johnson says:

    Sweet Briar House is beautiful. Its former residents have a very dynamic and poignant history which eventually lead to the founding of this remarkable, erudite, forward-thinking institution. Sweet Briar College is dedicated to the education, personal empowerment, exposure, and the launching into the world of young women who are well-equipped to make a difference in the world. The fact that the altruism of (mainly) one person/family has lead to this wonderful phenomenon (unlike any other college nearby)makes the inclusion of Sweet Briar House imperative. Thank you.

  38. Jerry Coffey says:

    Beautiful building.

  39. Jan says:

    This is absolutely one of the most beautiful homes in Virginia!

  40. Robin Sue Purcell says:

    Sweet Briar House; a beautiful, welcoming home.

  41. Jane Walker says:

    A special treasure.

  42. Ann Stuart Kling says:

    Absolutely should be in the top 100!

  43. Jo Ellen Parker says:

    As the person who is lucky enough to be the current occupant, Sweet Briar House has my enthusiastic vote!

  44. Dolores Peck says:

    Sweet Briar House is a simple,elegant piece of architecture and should be voted in the top 10.

  45. Christina Lytle says:

    Sweet Briar House is a true gem! :)

  46. Maureen says:

    Sweet Briar House has a long and important history as well as an aesthetically pleasing interior and exterior.

  47. Nancie Howe Entenmann, now Roberts says:

    I’m one of 9 who were, are alumnae.. Through the years, SBC House and their Presidents have given many memories to my Geer Lloyd Holton Glesser Effler Boice, Howe families. I vote “yes” for this outstanding building!! Nancie Geer Howe Entenmann Roberts, class of ’56

  48. Nancie Howe Entenmann, now Roberts says:

    see above

  49. Should be in the Top 10!!!!!

  50. Bill T says:

    Unfortunate that Ralph Adams Cram has been overlooked in the listing….

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