She died at age 90, one of three daughters of Judge John Snowden Tyson. The girls never married, and IDA, who was the last to die; later the house on the hill, was named, Mount Ida.
The house is going on 200 years, and currently owned by PAUL and VALERIE L. MILLER. Because of the rich history associated with the house, THE HISTORIC SOCIETY of ELLICOTT CITY chose MOUNT IDA, to be the house for decorators to explore, work their magic, thus, the 28th DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE.
A tour of the house would be breathtaking for anyone, as it gives a window to the luxury of the 19th century. Visit the gift shop; meet a live artist, MARIA CAVACOS, an unexpected treat.
We can safely say, IDA would be amazed to see what 12 designers have done to her house; even shake hands with the current state senators, and delegates representing Howard County.
IDA’s house remains open to the public through October 27th. (See video and pictures for more details).