- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: May 2, 1999
A 31,000 square foot home that was never lived in highlights this tour of the mansions made with timber money.
Their fortunes rivaled those of the most famous names of the industrial age. So do their homes.
LUMBER BARONS visits three incredible homes built with money made by exploiting one of America's greatest natural resources--wood. Martin Patterson built a timber industry in Superior, Wisconsin, and he showcased his wealth with a 42-room Victorian mansion on the lakeside. Another midwesterner, John Kimberly, made his fortune by making paper, then headed west to build his dream home, a French-styled chateau overlooking the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains. And his daughter spent 20 years building and furnishing a 31,000 square foot home that was never lived in! AMERICA'S CASTLES visits these extraordinary homes and meets with caretakers, historians and tour guides to see the secret rooms, incredible details and beautiful artifacts within, as well as revealing the stories of the fortunes behind them.