Thursday, January 25, 2018

while the rest of us take a bath

The Breakers Mansion, home to the Vanderbilts of 1895,
 has 70 rooms spread out over 65,000-square-feet. 

Back then it cost $7 million to build, 
equivalent to just under $200 million today.

Mr. Vanderbilt’s bathtub was carved from a single block
 of imported, Italian marble.

He had four faucets. 

Two were for hot and cold fresh water, and two for hot and cold salt water.

The architect was Richard Morris Hunt who designed among other things,
the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue.

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