Beatrix Ost at Estouteville Farm

Beatrix is front of her paintings
Wax sculpture by Beatrix Ost
Paintings and Sculpture by Beatrix Ost
It was a cold and rainy Saturday in New York when I got the crazy idea to escape south for a day. Eight hours later, I arrived at Beatrix Ost and Ludwig Kuttner’s incredible Estouteville Farm outside Charlottesville, Virgina. Painted trees, mystical wooden caves, and fields of daffodils filled my gaze as I entered their magical property. Beatrix and a gang of wagging dogs greeted me with hugs and kisses before setting out on a tour of the magnificent grounds. After a quick rest, I joined Ludwig for an exploration of the inside of the home filled with marvelous antiques and Beatrix’s incredible paintings and sculptures. Less than 24 hours later I was back on the road, left with artful memories of an enchanted evening.
  • Oh, my! What a lovely space! I love her style.

  • Beautiful!

  • Wonderful house and couple! Fantastic collections and artwork – an dogs!

  • Their farm looks like a magical kingdom filled with treasures inside and out. What beautiful dogs!

  • Looks wonderful….all of it….loved the twig/branch sculpture and painted tree trunk. Something I once did to my 'departed' magnolia tree…..a henna red trunk.

    Beatrix….such a wonderful artist and writer. Lovely post.



  • This is an amazing post! I enjoyed every photo – both of Beatrix AND the incredible interior.

  • Anonymous

    As a long-time fan of this blog it was a treat to load the page and see people I know in real life! (I am a life-long Charlottesvill-ian) Thank you for the April treat. She surely does have such a fantastic style. ~P.

  • Anonymous

    Some folks know how to live! What lovely people, so aware of their individuality, and they live in paradise. What's not to love.

  • CarolL

    I just love these features where you show us the homes/spaces in which these stylish women live. I have always been enthralled with Ms. Ost. She really can put together the turban, pants, and color splashes. Thank you.

  • Great Design,You all looking splendid.Keep the good work going.
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