Mansions of the Gilded Age: A Display of Wealth, Power & Prestige

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In honour of The Great Gatsby and the sumptuous visual feast of Architectural and Design marvels recreated in the film; I thought we would take a tour of some of the most palatial Gilded Age castles and estates.  The Gilded Age was the era of the “Robber Baron” … a time when massive fortunes were made (and lost) running from 1877 to 1900 …

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The SPECTACULAR Gardens of HIGHCLERE CASTLE (Downton Abbey)

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An iconic symbol of the British aristocracy and the landed gentry, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey in the addictive TV series) is …

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Meet the Real DOWNTON ABBEY… the breathtaking HIGHCLERE CASTLE

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I became a DOWNTON ABBEY addict a bit later than most… I had missed the first season and read about this …

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The Truman Reconstruction of the WHITE HOUSE … Brilliant, Bold & Breathtaking

White House Under Renovation

Perhaps the most famous and celebrated/infamous case of “Mr. Blandings Builds his Dreamhouse” was the aftermath resulting from President Harry …

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TOPIARY Gardens to Obsess Over or play Croquet in… or Both!

Topiary Valentino Feature In Architectural Digest

The exquisite garden of iconic Fashion Designer Valentino as featured in Architectural Digest ADORE them or ABHOR them (to paraphrase …

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The Magic & Mystery of Casa Loma

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Casa Loma circa 1920 Many words come to mind when standing before the palatial Casa Loma, such as romance, intrigue, …

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The Exquisite & SO VERY French Chateau of Designer Gerard Tremolet featured in ELLE DECOR

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Le château d’Ailly This exquisite Design “moment” speaks so strongly both visually and conceptually to the viewer because it stays …

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