Even more than a century after his death, Frederick Law Olmsted is still known as the maestro and progenitor of American landscape architecture, lauded for the reservoirs, lawns, and brambles of NYC's Central Park, and famed for his work on little-known projects like the Niagara Reservation at Niagara Falls, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. He also, in a very literal way, the father of some of the next generation of landscape architects; his sons, the Olmsted Brothers, opened their firm in 1898, spending the next several decades designing parks, cemeteries, and promenades across North America. As much as the Olmsteds plunked their thumbs in the pies of public properties, they've done no small amount of noodling about private grounds, adding waterfalls and "mossy woodlands" to the backyards of the American aristocracy. Below, find the country's loveliest, priciest listings boasting an Olmsted design, from the Long Island Sound to the Olympic Mountains.
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