When heiress, Bunny Mellon, died, her estate was turned into a place where her love of horticulture could be passed on. The Foundation which now operates the property hosts visiting scholars from all over the world for seminars and to study rare manuscripts. To maximize space, the Foundation turned an out-building used for apple processing into a modern space for meetings, lectures and seminars. An old dark building with an agricultural purpose was transformed into a state-of-the-art meeting facility while retaining its horse-country charm. It now boasts a conference room, secondary meeting room, ADA compliant bathrooms, kitchen facility and videoconferencing capabilities.