The Hegeler Family (then the Carus families) have been working out at home since 1876 in what is thought to be the oldest, privately owned gymnasium in the country. It also boasts a parabolic arch in its design which was virtually unheard of in private homes. We use to let tours go down into the […]
Someone asked about all the beautiful wood in the inlaid parquet floors. First of all, the Mansion has beautiful wood throughout. It has been reported that there are about 22 different species of wood used in the interior design. In the inlaid parquet floors alone, there are at least eight different species.
If you came to call, you would come up the wonderful horseshoe stairs and ring the door bell. A staff member would greet you and take your calling card. You would then be shown into the Reception Room to wait until whom ever you called for came to the room. If you were a man, […]