Castle ARTchitecture


Gillette Castle, built in 1919, and located in Hadlyme, CT, is a magnificent oddity of an estate (now museum and Connecticut State Park), which sits atop the southernmost of a chain of hills knows as the Seven Sisters.  It was the personal residence of actor William Gillette, who was famed for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in stage performances.  The sprawling 184 acres feature panoramic views of the Connecticut River, hiking trails, a pond, and beach.  And tucked away in every corner is design evidence of the eccentric former owner.  


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