Very Cool — A French Mansion Unsealed After 100 Years As A Time Capsule

A rich French bachelor from the turn of the century mandated in his will that his mansion should be turned into a museum dedicated himself and his lifestyle.  As an aficionado of antiques and antique architecture and (I live in a ~1904 home that is fairly original), I have toured such family homes — they are typically left to an historical society by a last-family-member-standing spinster — in Denver, Boston, and Charleston, S.C. 

 But here’s the kicker.  This particular guy ordered that the house be shuttered for a century before being reopened.  Now after 4 years of cleaning and restoration to get rid of some rot and insect damage, the mansion is being opened to the public.  It is spectacular.

Via Hot Air.

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Published in: on March 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

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