The house and its restoration are quite magnificent, impressive and presumably accurate, but the result is a strange, funerary atmosphere. In a forty-minute visit, we were the only guests. An entry price of $20 per person seems way out of bounds for a visit that most people probably complete in a leisurely half hour. The guards and guides who work there have absorbed the spooky vibe to a comic degree, like 19th century undertakers or characters out of Edgar Allan Poe; they seem apprehensive toward visitors. Who knows what the building was like before restoration, but the taste here has been a meticulous, shiny recreation of an ideal state of perfection that probably never actually existed, rather than an effort at conservation that recognizes a continuous tie to the past.
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