Vanderbilt Lawn / by Dave Hileman

That massive house is seen from halfway across the front lawn. Really. Excess. Scores of rooms that no one would want to live in, damp, musty and huge. Most of it designed to impress guests as to the wealth one has. They did not even decorate but gave an allowance to the architect who brought back “stuff” from Europe. Not family heirlooms, not family photos or paintings, nothing personal, just old, expensive, “look what I have’ stuff. So sad.