Personally I would have found the house more interesting and 'honest' if it had been left in its 1920s state. Only one room was left as such, the library.
The garage courtyard became the new visitors entrance with the garage itself becoming a lobby and theater for a short film that is shown before tours.
As you can see in these photos, Williams selected the prime property for his own house on a tall hill overlooking the James River.
These herb and vegetable gardens have delightful views down to the river.
Below is the modern approach to the house through what was once a service court with many garage and kitchen doors opening onto it.
The reconstruction in this area is such that you would never know this wasn't the original front door.
These beautiful entry gates are in Latin and say "Virtus Sola Invicta" or bravery alone is invincible.
This is the current visitor entrance in what was originally (well, in the 1920s original) a garage door bay.
The stunning plasterwork on the ceiling was also a 1920s invention, originally Agecroft was a simple country house and would have had plain ceilings.