Yes, it's splendid, full of extravagant details, platinum backed mirrors so they would not tarnish, walls lined in embossed leather, tiffany lamps, marble imported in slabs from Italy, solid marble baths. They also had the latest technology for the times, electricity, running sea water in addition to mnormal water for the baths, plumbing, telephones etc. The self guided audio tour is excellently judged, not too detailed but with some interesting nuggets. The rolling lawns down to the sea with a dramatic look back at the house was like something out of the Great Gatsby. However, for all this, it was strikingly overly ostentatious and vulgar in it's extravagance give what the rest of the country was going through at the time. Also, the architecture was so unoriginal for this time period, just aping French, Italian and Greek styles into a decorative mish mash. Having said this, definitely worth a visit to appreciate the inequality of this era and the spectacle of it.
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