TRAVEL: Mercer Mile in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, offers look into history – Washington Times


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Thanks to its trio of museums gifted to the community by native son Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) Doylestown, Pennsylvania, offers country charm, culture, and history. Mercer was a world traveler, collector, documentarian and storyteller who is also often credited with “making history live.”

Today, Mercer’s three museums, all National Historic Landmarks, are known collectively as the “Mercer Mile.” Inviting inns make the Mercer Mile a destination not only… (View original article)

Want A Free 19th-Century Mansion in Wheaton? It’s Yours if You Can Move It – Wheaton, IL Patch


The fate of a 120-year-old Wheaton mansion is in jeopardy as developers plan to demolish it, but someone can have it for free — if they’re able to relocate it.

Pulte Homes has offered to donate the 19th-century mansion to anyone who can haul it away. If not, the mansion will be razed to make way for single family homes. Preservationists have been unsuccessful in their attempts to save the mansion, called the House of Seven Gables, thus far.

According to the Chicago Tribune,… (View original article)

1970s Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater lookalike asks $3.5M in Greenwich, CT | News | Archinect


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1970s Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater lookalike asks $3.5M in Greenwich, CT

courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway N.E. Properties.

This remarkable custom-built, privately commissioned modern house with its cantilevered design, walls of windows, hand-cut Tennessee limestone walls, rock gardens and rooftop terraces can actually be yours, right now, for $3.5 million.
— 6sqft

It’s safe to say local architect Dimitri Bulazel was ins… (View original article)

Brexit sparks new interest in Michael Flatley’s incredible Irish mansion up for sale – Irish Post

Castle Hyde in Fermoy, Co. Cork. Picture: Daft.ieIRISH dance legend Michael Flatley’s stunning Irish mansion is for sale – and it’s certainly a sight to behold.

According to agents Knight Frank the property, on the market since 2015, has seen a surge in interest in the last few months as the high value property market begins to settle in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Niamh and Michael Flatley pictured in 2006, the year they married  (Picture: ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)Cas… (View original article)

Beyonce And Jay Z House Hunting: Details Of The Rumored $200M Spelling Mansion


Jay Z and Beyonce are not your ordinary couple, and naturally, you’d expect them to take up residence in a not-so-ordinary house. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s try to define what’s “not so ordinary” in Jay Z-and-Beyonce standards.

Rumors have it that the power couple was drawn into one of the Holmby Hills mansions in the posh Los Angeles neighborhood. The asking price for the real estate property reportedly stands at a king’s ransom of $200 million. Yeah, that one would… (View original article)

The Story of Mar-a-Lago, the “Winter White House” – Core77


Marjorie Merriweather Post was once the wealthiest woman in the United States. The daughter of breakfast cereal magnate C.W. Post, she inherited the Postum Cereals Company after his death in 1914, when she was just 27; she subsequently attained a net worth of $250 million, about $5 billion in today’s dollars.

In 1924 she built a lavish estate called Mar-a-Lago on Palm Beach Island, Florida. The massive structure held 128 rooms spread over 110,000 square feet. It had 58 bedrooms, 33 b… (View original article)

A Look Inside President Trump’s “White House North” – Core77


Happy President’s Day! Today we’ll take a look at what’s been unofficially dubbed White House North, President Trump’s New York residence that maintains a Secret Service detail due to members of his family living there.*

The Trump residence is a triplex that’s reportedly 30,000 square feet. I couldn’t find a floorplan of the actual penthouse, but did find a floorplan for what an average floor of Trump Tower looks like. Assuming the Trump residence spans the entire width of the buildi… (View original article)