Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Nemours Estate

In Delaware. From Creators:
The 77-room Nemours Estate was constructed by Alfred I. du Pont, the great-great-grandson of Pierre, for his second wife, Alicia. It was modeled after Le Petit Trianon , a chateau that was built on the grounds of Versailles during the reign of French King Louis XV and occupied by Queen Marie Antoinette. This mansion also is crammed with precious antiques, artwork and hints of the lavish lifestyle that took place there. 
Formal gardens, sunken pools and statuary enhance the sumptuous setting. It includes greenhouses, a maze garden and gates covered with 23-karat gold leaf. The 175-room du Pont mansion, known as Winterthur, displays a collection of more than 90,000 antiques in stunning interiors. The house sits in a naturalistic setting of forests, rolling hills and babbling brooks that provide a backdrop for gardens that present a year-round explosion of color. (Read more.)

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