Audubon Canyon Ranch is opening M.F.K. Fisher’s “Last House” on the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen for select small events that promote her vision of community focused on food, wine, literature, and nature.

Described by W. H. Auden as “America’s greatest writer,” M.F.K. Fisher welcomed friends such as Julia Child, James Beard, and Maya Angelou.

Mary Frances, as she was known by her family and friends, wrote 13 books during 21 years of residence in Last House, which was built for her by landowner and architect David Pleydell-Bouverie.

She treasured her two-room palazzino, which features a simple design, her signature Chinese red walls, built-in bookcases for over 2,000 books and arched porches that look west to Sonoma Mountain and east to the 535 acres of land protected by ACR.

Select belongings and artwork have been returned to Last House. Her typewriter sits in the corner where she once worked.

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