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A hidden gem of magnificent proportions, for only those in the know.
A hidden gem of magnificent proportions, for only those in the know. Merriweather Post Hillwood, prominent businesswoman and heiress to the Post Cereal fortune, fashioned her estate next to Rock Creek Park to be an extraordinarily stately and luxurious site for entertaining guests, housing her impressive art collections, and with the intention of leaving it behind for the world to enjoy. The mansion is a treasure trove of French and Russian decorative arts, much of which she obtained from the USSR, whose government under Stalin was then auctioning off a good portion of its cultural heritage to finance its war efforts. Second in grandeur only to the art collection itself are the French and Japanese-style gardens-great places to linger long after the tour.
4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
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Designed by George Oakley Totten, Jr
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Built by Mary Scott Townsend in 1899, the house features a Beaux Arts, French-inspired design
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