America’s Historic Homes: Timeless Beauty and Design

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From the makers of the Emmy Award-winning series ”New York Originals” and ”American Originals: Made on Main Street.” Join host and producer Jamie McDonald as he takes you on a fascinating tour of two memorable homes. America’s Historic Homes: Timeless Beauty and Design visits two often overlooked, but significant American houses. Not only should they be celebrated for their history, but also beauty which is on par with the grandest structures in all of North America. First in Hartford, Connecticut, many are surprised to discover this elegant Victorian mansion, with its Gothic Revival flare and unfettered opulence, was owned by none other than writer and humorist Mark Twain. Though known for his down-home stories and persona, his domicile is stocked full of extravagant Victorian decorative touches. Not only is the house a visual treat, but the story of how it came about, was forgotten, and that later restored is interesting upon itself. Next it is off to New York City to visit one of the most original 19th Century homes in the world. Nestled on the border of Greenwich Village, this lavish Federal and Greek Revival style row house was the home to the Tredwell’s; a well-to-do merchant family. Though New York City has and will be ever-changing, this home has remains unchanged. It is a literal time capsule with an incredible array of home furnishings, day-to-day household items and even the Tredwell’s personal clothing. Today we have a forward-thinking, distant relative to thank for realizing this home was something for the generations to cherish.

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