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Single-object decorating is always effective, especially in Mrs. Mellon’s houses. A French steel-campaign tester bed, shown here with baskets hanging from the ceiling, was in Oak Spring Farm, and is for sale. Photo: Courtesy of Sotheby’s

Preview: The Incredible Jewelry, Furniture, and Art Available at Bunny Mellon’s Sotheby’s Auction

The arbor as seen from the greenhouse. Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring estate, in Upperville, Virginia

Photos: Inside Bunny Mellon's Estate

Bunny Mellon's Garden At Her Oak Spring Estate in Upperville, Virginia

Rachel "Bunny" Mellon with a gathering of her topiaries, photographed at a window of her Virginia home (Vogue, 1965). Photo: Horst P. Horst/Condé Nast Archive. AD Remembers Design Icon Bunny Mellon

AD Remembers Bunny Mellon

Bunny Mellon Sotheby's auction from her villa at Antigua’s Mill Reef Club

I love a painted floor. (Bunny Mellon Sotheby's auction from her villa at Antigua’s Mill Reef Club).

Bunny Mellon's Manhattan Townhouse - The Glam Pad

Bunny Mellon’s Manhattan Townhouse

In the home’s pink living room, John Singer Sargent’s 1882 Miss Beatrice Townsend hangs above the mantel, which displays a Jean Schlumberger jeweled tree.

Antigua Residence A bird painting by Balthus hangs in Bunny Mellon’s bedroom in her villa at Antigua’s Mill Reef Club, where decorative artist Paul Leonard created Swedish-style painted floors that mimic stone paving; as Mellon once said, "I liked the way marble floors reflect light, but these are warmer and quieter."

See How the Late Design Legend Bunny Mellon Outfitted Her Exquisite Homes and Gardens

Manhattan Residence : Tour the Exquisite Homes and Gardens of Late Design Legend Bunny Mellon : Architectural Digest

At Oak Spring, ‘Mary Potter’ crab apples are cordoned over a pergola that leads from the walled garden to the greenhouses (doors shown).

See How the Late Design Legend Bunny Mellon Outfitted Her Exquisite Homes and Gardens

i"At Oak Spring, ‘Mary Potter’ crab apples are cordoned over a pergola that leads from the walled garden to the greenhouses (doors shown)." Oak Spring residence of Bunny Mellon.

Tour the Exquisite Homes and Gardens of Late Design Legend Bunny Mellon Photos | Architectural Digest

See How the Late Design Legend Bunny Mellon Outfitted Her Exquisite Homes and Gardens

Tour the Exquisite Homes and Gardens of Late Design Legend Bunny Mellon Photos

Revisiting Bunny Mellon | A Flippen Life

Bunny Mellon's Breathtaking Private Collection on Sale at Sotheby's : Architectural Digest

Take a look inside the private estate and see some of the items up for bid at Sotheby's three separate auctions of the Mellon collection

"The main house's entrance hall." Photography courtesy of Sotheby's. "Inside Bunny Mellon's Oak Spring Farm Estate" Garden and Gun

Take a look inside the private estate and see some of the items up for bid at Sotheby's three separate auctions of the Mellon collection

"A game room." Photography courtesy of Sotheby's. "Inside Bunny Mellon's Oak Spring Farm Estate" Garden and Gun

Tablescape by Bronson Van Wyck at a dinner celebrating the sale of Bunny Mellon's private collection

A dinner celebrates the sale of Bunny Mellon’s private collection at Sotheby’s

Event designer Bronson van Wyck plans a dinner at Sotheby’s to celebrate the sale of Mrs. Paul “Bunny” Mellon’s private collection

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Rachel “Bunny” Mellon: Heiress and garden designer who found herself caught up in the John Edwards contributions scandal

I often stroll past Bunny Mellon’s Upper East Side townhouse en route to Central Park. It’s a stunning home at 125 East 70th Street and consumes more than 11,000 square feet. I’ve always admired the upper patio and its latticework visible from the street below. Banking heir Paul Mellon and his horticulturist wife Bunny (fun …

Bunny Mellon's NYC Townhouse

Black doors and topiaries welcome you to Bunny Mellon's Upper East Side townhouse. On East Street between Park and Lexington - one of the most beautiful blocks in NYC

A teahouse with reflecting pool. Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring estate, in Upperville, Virginia

Photos: Inside Bunny Mellon's Estate

Teahouse with pool - Rachel Bunny Mellon - Oak Spring estate in Upperville Virginia.