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

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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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History Lesson: The Beautiful & Mysterious Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, Ontario

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A source of fantasy of mine since I was 8 years old, Dundurn Castle is a Regency masterpiece in Hamilton …

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Easton Neston Estate as featured in Architectural Digest… prepare to be ASTOUNDED!

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The Magnificent stone facade of Easton Neston as featured in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST The word palatial describes the physicality of the …

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