The Great Room, built in 1902, is the grandest room of the whole mansion, thus the name. The large archway that leads into the Conservatory suggests that this room was once a carriage house before being converted to a ballroom in 1915, a purpose of which it is still used for today.
The overall house is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. This room’s design is based on a romanticized idea of a medieval hall. It adapts the philosophy of Gothic Revival to combat the threatening [...]
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