Nemours : Mansion and Gardens
Nemours Mansion and Gardens
In 1909, Alfred Irénée du Pont built a mansion for his second wife, Alicia du Pont.
It is a five story structure on 222 acres, just north of Wilmington. It has 77 rooms, and a surface of 47,000 sq ft (4,400 m2). At the time, it cost around two million dollars !
It was called Nemours , after the French hometown of the du Ponts, and it's design was based on Le Petit Trianon , Marie Antoinette's house at the Palace of Versailles, outside of Paris.
A.I. du Pont and the mansion Nemours
The interior decoration is simply gorgeous !
In 2006 an extensive renovation was started, that would cost some 39 million dollars...