The Forest

designed and built by F.A. Warren

In 1905, Warren moved with his family to the eastern shore of Maryland. There he purchased 300 acres of forestland where 10 years later, he began building a home patterned after a Spanish villa. The twenty-three room house, which Warren named "The Forest," was constructed of frame overlaid with concrete stucco to resemble the forest surroundings. Its interior contains a two-story inner courtyard where the artist painted many of his works. The fireplace in the front sitting room is large enough to accommodate 12- to 14-foot logs, and the ceiling of the back sitting rooms has 75 recessed light fixtures to illuminate the rooms.