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Christopher Buckley’s Writer’s Shed and Garden


This is the view from the back door of Christopher Buckley’s Washington, D.C. home.  Beyond the pool you see just a glimpse of the author’s home office, center top in this photo.


Inside, Buckley’s office.  Notice the “Thank You for Smoking” movie poster on the right.


And here’s the view from Buckley’s office back toward the house.


Not just beautiful, the garden is strewn with opportunities for family fun and leisure in the great outdoors.  It was my favorite on the Garden Conservancy’s D.C. tour yesterday.  Nice place to live and work, huh?

Posted by on May 23, 2010 at 12:20 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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13 responses to “Christopher Buckley’s Writer’s Shed and Garden”

  1. Greg Draiss says:

    Disgusting……I am so envious

    The TROLL

  2. Oh, that’s just lovely. Wish I were there, not really.~~Dee

  3. Not Too shabby is it? ha, ha.

    I could handle that back door view

  4. It’s beautiful, but I wouldn’t want it – I have a strong aversion to pool maintenance.

  5. carpetbag_garden says:

    [A not so subtle plug]

    Interested in seeing gardens like this in your area? Check out the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program!

  6. Michele Owens says:

    My kingdom for a swimming pool.

  7. Pam J. says:

    I agree with The Troll.

  8. Susan Reimer says:

    Yes, but I think his childhood was unhappy….

  9. And it’s so tidy! And clean!

  10. Michele Owens says:

    Hey Susan, I reviewed his memoir, Losing Mum and Pup. He seems to have adored those crazy parents.

    Plus, he’s got a great pool. I don’t see that there is much cause for whining there.

  11. Can it really be called ‘work’ if it is done in a garden like that?

  12. Vicky Gorny says:

    How does the retaining wall behind the pool drain so that it does not get into the pool water?

  13. Love this blog! Great posts:)