The house was sold nearly fully intact so all of the light fixtures and much of the furnishings and art are original. Over the years the Eastern star has made many decorative additions but under new leadership these are currently being removed and the house restored to its original appearance.
Our group of 25 barely even began to fill the space.
One arrives to the right of the stair above and just in front of what is labeled a 'Petit Salon' but was originally the music room.
The odd shape of the building makes for lots of little corners perfect for art niches -and also lots of closets!
The reverse side of elegance however is the masculine "Venetian" dining room. The Belmont's took the original ceiling paintings with them which have been replaced with some pretty hideous murals.
German Silver Sink.
This grand stair leads you to a huge squash court located directly under the porte cochere!
Thank you so much to our guide for a wonderful tour and to the Eastern Star for hosting us! Tours can be arranged through their website here. Thanks to Erich Stanley for filling out my own photography! Floorplans and exterior rendering come from the essential book on Trumbauer "American Splendor" by Michael C Kathrens.