The Elms is less extravagant than The Breakers, but if I were a multimillionaire living around 1900 this would be my pick for a "cottage." The place seems more livable than the other mansions. There is a magnificent conservatory which is possibly my favorite room in any of the Bellevue Ave homes. It looks out on the expansive gardens and is flooded with light. The Venetian themed dining room shows that the architect, Horace Trumbauer and designer, Allard and Sons, could lay on the gilt with the best of them. If you have the time, take the Servant's Tour. This will be your only chance to see in detail the behind the scenes life of the "help" that kept these mansions functioning.
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