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Ruggles Sylvester Morse fashioned his summer retreat in Portland, Maine, after the Italian palaces of the fifteenth century, grand in scale with...
The Wenham Museum’s antiques show took an unexpected turn in 2009, when the annual fundraiser became a juried design event with a singular theme....
Thomas Plant’s mansion stands out, and not just ­because it sits high in the Ossipee Mountains, with views across to neighboring peaks and down...
It’s hard to imagine so much history packed into a house Abigail Adams once called “a wren’s nest.” Yet the Old House...
In 1912, Chicago industrialist Richard T. Crane, Jr. built a lavish Italian Renaissance–style villa for his wife, Florence. The summer...

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