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Floorplan Porn: Upper East Side Colonial

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It's no Stanhope, but this bit of floorplan porn has pedigree to spare. The layout is that of the Belview mansion, the home owned by merchant Jacob Walton that was bombed by those dastardly Red Coats in 1776. You may know the location as the current site of Gracie Mansion, which was built using some of Belview's foundation. The Times' David Dunlap reports that a descendant of Walton has donated never-before-seen renderings and illustrations of the home to the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, and they will be on display starting today. Yawn, you call this a mansion? Where's the bathrooms? And where did they stick the Sub-Zero? This thing is a mess.
· In Drawing, Guide to Past of Gracie Mansion Site [NYT]
· Slideshow: Rediscovering the Belview Mansion [NYT]