Author Archives: Isa Schaff

The Music Room

“A winding staircase, built of blue stone, leads to the music room…… this room is the centre of the house. …. A fireplace is on the right with stone carvings which reach to the ceiling.” The “Riverdale” pamphlet, prepared as … Continue reading

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The Castle when….

In 1896, Russell Sturgis, an American architect and art critic of the late 1800s and 1900s described the Castle, at the time still a private home, as “….. one of the best pieces existing of the peculiar Romanesque sculpture of … Continue reading

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