As you enter the Mansion you will be impressed
by the splendor of the "Grand Foyer".
The Foyer is beautifully lit with an authentic
copper wind chimer which once hung from the
ceiling of a Chinese Temple during the Boxer
Rebellion. The Mansion is exquisitely decorated
with period furnishings imported from Europe.
As you pass through the Grand Foyer, on the
left you will find the "Louis XVI Room", which
has a mantle of hand-carved Carrara marble
designed around the French consoles and mirrors.
the Grand Foyer from the Louis XVI room
is the remarkable "Empire Room." The Empire
Room has woodwork in rich mahogany with
moldings and sconces of 24-karat gold dore',
an oil painting of John Elms rests above
a Verde marble fireplace. The original walling
hangings are hand-stenciled and hand-painted
canvas with the Bonaparte Bee.
You can walk from the Empire Room into the
magnificence of the Elms Mansion Dining
Room. Of British Jacobean design in oak,
it has an elaborate mantle with hand-carved
panels of the different foods we eat. The
crystal chandelier is an exact replica of
the one hanging in the Napoleon room of
the Grand Trianon in Paris France.
As you exit the Dining Room back into the
Grand Foyer you will be dazzled by the Grand
Staircase. The Staircase, with its Flemished
oak hand carved free standing hand rail,
has an unusual newel post. The Grand Staircase
leads up to a stunning stained glass window.
Click on the stained glass to see a close-up
of its detail. Just past the Grand Stairs
you will find the entrance to the "Grand
The Grand Ballroom is 18' x 58' and has
a ceiling supported by Doric columns that
is an exact replica of the Town Hall in
Brussels Belgium. The Irish linen wall hangings,
built-in bookcases, Italian sandstone fireplace
and unique chaperon's alcove accent this
room that was originally the Mansion's library.
Garden Room is our next stop, the perfect
room for seated dinners which can accommodate
up to 100 people.
Mansion surrounds itself with carefully
groomed gardens and patios. A fountain and
a gazebo accent the grounds with grace and