The Rosewood Mausoleum is perhaps the finest new community mausoleum available today. Established in 1999, Rosewood stands as a testament to the tradition of distinction and elegance that has been Ferncliff’s hallmark for over a century.
Artfully designed and carefully integrated within the landscape by distinguished architects, the classic simplicity of the building form utilizes ageless materials. Elegant granites and marbles, thoughtfully selected for their traditional beauty and durability, are the principle materials adorning all exterior and interior spaces. Constructed by skilled artisans, Rosewood will fulfill its mission for centuries.
Celebrating Rosewood’s rose-colored entrance is an elegant and inviting tree-lined promenade integrated with and complementing the building’s rich blend of granites. Unifying the mausoleum with its surrounding landscape is a combination of ornamental ironwork, stone walls and planting subtly blurring the traditional edge between architecture and landscape. To provide for peaceful contemplation, an adjacent, richly landscaped memorial garden has been designed with flowering trees and delicate perennials selected for comforting color, fragrance and seasonal bloom.
Upon entering the mausoleum, you are surrounded by a warm glow of soothing light emanating from a glass dome high above the central rotunda. Majestic floor-to-ceiling windows recurring throughout the building amplify light to enhance the soft-colored marbles and terrazzo adorning all walls and floors.
A suspended glass and marble stairway reaches upward through the central rotunda. This focal point is softened by a luxuriant interior landscape with contrasting textures and verdant colors. At the far end of the central hall, and the entrance into the garden level, the visitor is greeted by brilliant stained glass murals created by celebrated artists.
Rosewood is an elegant, inspirational place for tender memories and quiet reflection for many generations to come. It offers individuals and families a rich variety of space and locations for single or multiple interments. In addition, for some families, generous assortments of stately individual private rooms are available. These rooms, constructed of the finest marbles, are designed to reflect the personal taste and faith of their owners including custom designed and fabricated stained glass, tapestries, carpets, memorial benches, and altars.