Gibson was a fan of architecture and studied it in Europe and the U.S.. The property is a combination of Norman, Romanesque and Queen Anne styles highlighted by a Victorian-style turret that towers over the home’s entrance. The house was eventually passed on to Gibson’s great-granddaughter Augustin Jaquelin Todd, who donated it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1982. The Perkins family bought the home in 1989 through the National Historic Landmarks Program and added a pool, upstairs plumbing and a heating system. The family also opened up many of the home’s dead rooms, which had been sealed off with brick.
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