Welcome to American Viscountess
I’m Julie Montagu, an American from a small town outside Chicago who married into the British aristocracy. My husband Luke is heir to the Earl of Sandwich and we live at Mapperton House in the stunning West Dorset countryside.
Previously I presented ‘An American Aristocrat’s Guide to Great Estates’ which was one of the highest rated shows on the Smithsonian Channel. Unfortunately the new head of the channel decided to cancel the second series just before the start of filming and I know many thousands of fans were deeply disappointed.
But great news – we are back! I’ve joined up with my husband Luke and Victoria Page (who series produced the first series) and we’ve developed a new show called ‘American Viscountess’.
But we need your help to fund the production costs of these films. As a Patron you will be supporting these costs and ensuring that I am able to keep making films which celebrate these wonderful houses. You will also get access to lots of behind-the-scenes content as well as other privileged access and special benefits.
So please join me for a glorious day out as I meet other friends and owners of castles, manor houses and stately homes, and discover how they have adapted to the 21st century. I’ll be learning about the history of these places, how they are lived in as comfortable family homes as well as exploring their breathtaking gardens and estates. But I’m also keen to roll up my sleeves and help out with a few jobs along the way.
I very much look forward to sharing this exciting journey with all of you.