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Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. (But only by accident! His mother was married to the younger son, not the Duke, & went into labor while at a dance there.)


loveisspeed.......: Waddesdon Manor is a country house in the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, England

from Mail Online

Gilded New York - the style of the wealthiest 19th century New Yorkers

1894, Manhattan: The Vanderbilt Mansion on 5th Avenue, residence of Cornelius Vanderbilt


Petit Chateau was a Châteauesque mansion at 660 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side in New York City. It was built for William Kissam Vanderbilt & Alva Vanderbilt from 1878 to 1882. Determined to make her mark in New York society, Alva Vanderbilt worked with the architect, Richard Morris Hunt, to create the French Renaissance-style chateau. It was sold to a real-estate developer in 1926 & demolished. In a draft of her memoirs, Alva, then Mrs. Belmont, merely noted the demolition in passing.

House of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. - 666 Fifth Avenue

William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849–1920) had three houses designed by Richard Morris Hunt. His townhouse, the "Petit Château" at 660 Fifth Avenue, New York, with details drawn in part from the late-Gothic Hôtel de Cluny, Paris, proved an influential example for other Gilded Age mansions, but was demolished in 1926.

from BuzzFeed

17 ambientes lindos para almas que amam os livros

Daria para ler com luz natural o dia inteiro aqui. | 17 ambientes lindos para almas que amam os livros


Photograph: Cornelia Stuyvesant Vanderbilt in her wedding dress for her marriage to John Francis Amherst Cecil on 30 April 1924.