Given our furniture is of the quality meant for grand European estates, we’re always on the lookout for remarkable properties to feature here on our Journal.

Grand European Estates

You never know where we will glean these luxurious manors. Case in point is a panel we attended during High Point Market, a discussion led by Gary Inman, vice president of hospitality for Baskervill, about personalizing hospitality. Titled “Vision and Resources: Achieving the Local and Authentic in a Global Market,” the event was inspiring even before Gary mentioned one of our favorite estates in Europe.

Making a strong point for the time-honored, he spoke about staying in Cliveden, Nancy Astor’s country house in England: “I slept in her bed and there was a valet. Dinner started in one room, moved to another room and there was a third room for dessert. Each of these aspects of the experience made me feel steeped in the history of the era when she would have been entertaining!” We must say this went right on our bucket list!

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