Posts made in August, 2014


Get out that ermine and those ducal coronets, because Gardenside, the former home of Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, is for sale! Who? Consuelo, daughter of William Kissam Vanderbilt and the redoubtable Alva, was groomed from an early age to make an aristocratic match. Consuelo endured years of deportment lessons, including an iron rod to keep her back straight. When Consuelo objected to a dress her mother had chosen for her, she...

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Experts in the areas of real estate,  architecture, and landscape join editor-at-large Michael Braverman in a spirited discussion on the pros and cons of opulent versus minimalist in East End design. Read more at http://hamptons-magazine.com/real-estate/articles/real-estate-experts-talk-pros-and-cons-of-opulent-versus-minimalist-design#EBcOadKoeIKIK7K1.99 Michael Braverman: Opulent or sparse—this is maybe  not the most burning...

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