Breakers

Even overcast and drizzle can’t take away the beauty…. The South entrance to the Portage Canal. Looking out at the magnificent Lake Superior.   Advertisements

The Original Hoatson Safe

The Hoatson’s safe is located under the servant’s staircase towards the back of the house. The combination was lost by previous owners of the house. We don’t have any reason to believe there are millions of dollars or Jimmy Hoffa inside…intriguing thought though! It’s very heavy at an est. 600-1000 pounds.

Elephant Hide Wallpaper

At the turn-of-the-century as Queen Victoria’s reign ended with her death in 1901 and King Edward VII took over the monarchy. The Edwardian-era (“Gilded Age”) began. In Europe it was slightly different than in the United States. In Europe, lighter paint schemes and cleaner aesthetics were rapidly growing in popularity–more pastels, wicker furniture, etc. Americans…