keep calm and carillon.


Just finished reading a book on my favorite architect, Horace Trumbauer… It devoted a good bit to Whitemarsh Hall, his masterpiece. Over 100,000 square feet of floor space (the third largest house ever built in America) on a 300-acre estate; interiors designed by the decorator to the King of England and the finest French formal gardens ever attempted on this side of the globe. Look it up - it’s just about the pinnacle of American domestic architecture, and, in my opinion, the most beautiful residence ever erected in the US. I should have been an architect.