Luxury Homes

  • The Schinasi Mansion Tile

    Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill, the Schinasi Mansion is the only private freestanding home left in Manhattan.   You can see the marble wall carving which is exquisite itself, coupled with these intricate Turkish mosaics inlaid into the walls, is a luxurious choice then as well as now.

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    You can see a close up of the marble panels here with a beautiful mosaic pattern next to the solid marble column.   It appears to be made out of a blend of glass, onyx, marble and gold

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    The hallway prominently features a Greek marble.  Note the use of the carved marble framing on the walls.

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    This dining area is said to feature Numedian Marble (Giallo Antico Marble usually from Tunisia), along with Indian Mahogany wood panels.   Both of these would have been an expensive choice then as well as now not to mention the intricate designs covering the walls.

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    To learn more about this impressive home visit this link:

    http://www.nytimes.com/1997/05/04/realestate/the-marble-manor-that-turkish-tobacco-built.html

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