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“A Must-View for Theatre and Design Lovers”
Review of Ten Chimneys

Ten Chimneys
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Owner description: Ten Chimneys is the estate lovingly created by Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. With no ropes and nothing under glass, guests are treated to a VIP guided tour of a National Historic Landmark replete with original furnishings and overflowing with the romance of the 1930s and ’40s. “Every time I was visiting with the Lunts in Genesee Depot, I was in a sort of daze of wonder; the dining room, the table, the china, the silver, the food, the extraordinary care and beauty and taste…a sort of dream, a vision.”-Katharine Hepburn
Reviewed October 23, 2012

I didn't know anything about the famous couple who owned this house, but I loved seeing how a glamorous theatre couple lived and entertained. The interior design was remarkable--dated, of course, but fascinating and fun. The grounds, including a couple of outbuildings and swimming pool, were beautiful. I came away with the feeling that this couple had lived well, and loved well. It was inspriing. And since the tour was so long--over two hours--and the place so obviously expensive to maintain, I thought the price ($35) was fair.

Thank K D
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Terrific and unique estate close to Milwaukee. The home is unique as are the furnishings and it is so well preserved. There are no ropes or places off limits. It is like being in these two fabulous stars home. Great guides who are passionate and very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

The knowledge and preservation of Tenchimneys was the cream of the region. The grounds in the fall is the side dish to a great experiance.

Thank PHIL L
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

amazing for the time, the grounds, the pool, the people, and considering it's location. We enjoyed the visitors center and all that it offered, much better than Graceland.

Thank Marsha546
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

A friend of mine invited me to join him in a visit to Ten Chimneys, the home of Alfred and Lynn Lunt in Genesee Depot, WI. The home is very well preserved, and the tour was very informative. The docents were friendly and very knowledgable. IF you like house museums, and you happen to be anywhere near Milwaukee, WI, don't miss this one.

Thank ROBERT P
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