Before the stock market crash ended the party, the 1920s was an era of conspicuous consumption that rivaled the over-the-top flash of the 1980s. Advances in mass production made clothes cheaper and trendier, cars more accessible, and the rich even richer. (History truly does repeat itself, doesn't it?) The era minted new millionaires, who built estates with lavish details and exotic architectural elements.
One such place is , the mansion built for Buick executive Walter Marr in 1927, which is currently up for sale at . Though located in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, the four-bedroom, six-bathroom Italian Revival-style home recalls the sun-drenched glamour normally seen in California estates. Yet, you can see why Marr chose the setting — the lush mountain views are simply amazing.
Inside, you'll find that much of the original details have been beautifully kept up over the years. We're partial to the incredible plaster moldings on the ceilings, which were expertly hand-formed on site. There's also stunning mahogany doors, hand-carved marble details, terrazzo flooring, and windows galore.
Take a look around:
They simply don't build mansions like they used to. Or do they?