The reason I am inspired to share my experience is, after quietly sitting in the historic living room, while on my 2009 Windows mobile device, inside a home that began construction in 1906. I am amazed at how this fully-functional home can inspire some of the luxuries of today. As I sit and admire the paneled walls, cement ceiling, marble fire places and hand crafted wall paper designed out of aluminum foil (which is questioned, by the home volunteers, if this has anything to do with why Wrigley's Gum is wrapped in foil); I imagine the endless home design possibilities that can come from viewing historic architecture.
The home is now head quarters of The Tournament of Roses Association, and is open to the public for tours. (for more information visit www.tournamentofroses.com/index.asp ). I encourage you to visit this piece of history at your convenience for an experience to remember, in addition to living "Life...With Style!"