There is so much to say about the Calhoun Mansion. First, the guy who built the house, not Mr. Calhoun, was a very hated man in Charleston. So he decided to build a house to make everyone envious. And it is still a luxious and historic mansion, on the outside. But once you walk inside, the old world house is very suddenly in the new world!
The re-interpretation of the Tiffany glass in the lobby was beautiful, I would have loved to see the original, but it was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo. Once you make your way into the actual house, your mouth almost drops by looking at all of the art scattered around the house. The tour guide said it was 7 tractor trailers full of art! It literally fills the entire house! You could tour this house multiple times, but I don't think you can actually see all of the art pieces! There are just so many.
The one disappointment is that you cannot see the 3rd floor. But this is where the family lives when there, so it is mainly off limits.
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