Sunday, February 18, 2007

Stephanie Stokes

Stephanie Stokes' grandfather William Earl Dodge Stokes, invested the fortune he inherited from Phelps Dodge Mining in Arizona into New York real estate. The house of her great-grandfather James Stokes, still standing on Madison Avenue on 35th Street, now serves as the entry to the Morgan Library. Her great-uncle, Anson Phelps Stokes, built Shadowbrook, the largest “cottage” in Stockbridge, Mass. (now the Kripalu Yoga Center).

A. P. Stokes had several children, including Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, who designed St. Paul’s chapel at Columbia University. Today Stephanie Stokes is a leading decorator in New York as well as an absolute genius at closet design and engineering.