Shows what a little extra effort can do.
"Lighted by sparkling chandeliers, the hall is 100 feet by 25 feet, with a
soaring 22-foot-high coffered ceiling in gilt and lacquer. The walls are
embellished with gilt cherubs, roses, feathers, foliage and birds. Enormous
and richly hued paintings in elaborate jeweled frames depict romantic,
mythological and biblical scenes. "
And the general contractor - and principal artist - performs heart surgery
on the side.