The Waning of Wild Architecture

By Kelvin Browne, National Post
February 27, 2012

When’s the last time you heard someone describe a house or interior as eccentric, and mean it as a compliment? These are the quirky, perhaps even beautiful, places that are vastly different than the norm. Eccentric architecture has a long history, often fuelled by personalities. Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria built many palaces such as Neuschwanstein, the fantasy castle we associate with Walt Disney. Marjorie Merriweather Post built the pseudo Moorish-cum-Venetian palace in Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, in 1924. It was exotic, with eclectic furnishing to match. Donald Trump has since turned it into a club and hotel. More … 

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