At Home in his Castle

“A man’s house is his castle.” — Sir Edward Coke

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Built by actor, William Gillette, his 24-room castle set high above the Connecticut River, contains chairs on sliders, secret passages and spy mirrors to observe guests. This “Stone Heap” of a home exemplifies the spirit of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes , whom Gillette portrayed in over 1,300 theatrical performances.

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A castle for Sherlock Holmes — Gillette Castle, Hadlyme, Connecticut. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2018

 


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