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and with the Industrial Revolution came millionaires could compete to throw the most lavish parties and they try to outdo one another with their big desserts or their huge hats it even compete to see who could have the most magnificent mansions one man plated his entire bathtub in 24 karat gold leaf imagine taking a bubble bath room that but miss Alton places like that just in fairy tales oh no no they're very real trust me in fact I used to spend my summers in a big mansion just like that when I was your age well back in the States Lucy excuse me scuse me enjoy the rest of your tour giving children tours of my galleries again that's what our docents are for sorry Isabel I was just passing through and I guess I got pulled in I love that exhibit come alone I need my director of development upstairs we've got a plan for the fundraiser tonight so catch me up on where we are sure so I reworked the seating chart all of our major donors will be sitting up front and you will be between the Lord Mayor and ambassador Phillips Oh Lucy you remind me of me museum directors I made their board and you truly have the makings of one of the greats you know I'm relocating back to New York soon and I can't think of anyone who works harder than you thank you your passion and knowledge of history is undeniable in your organizational skills a top notch well I decided to nominate you as my replacement when I retire next month really oh my gosh that would be a dream come true but before we pop the champagne just one more hurdle I do need to get the trustees on board with you first I will wear them down like like like the Duke of Wellington wore down to Polian at Waterloo precisely okay names hags done catering taken care of Isabelle speech printed and proofed oh I don't think Hannibal had this much to do crossing the Alps anything else Josephine ah that just about does it I'd say we're ready for the fundraiser tonight well then since the new exhibits going in downstairs I might just sneak down for an early peek oh so you're meeting the Hobart foundation at 2:00 and then lady Jacobs to nail down her gift for the East Wing and you still have to call that that cute Cambridge professor that wants to take you out on a date yeah he doesn't want to take me out on a date he just wants my help writing his grand proposal you say y'all victim of your own success I should take these down to the archives Oh got it and cover for me if anyone asks have fun enjoy the new exhibit oops sorry thank you excuse me sir is this rubbish you're throwing up thing that I am why this pot right here is actually Delft Hungary it's a real treasure you might want to hang on to it I had no idea thank you you're welcome take good care of it hi my films did you have a good day great Lucy oh this came for you special delivery way from the US of A looks official HK Roark attorney-at-law Lucy Windsor have been trying to reach you since your great this can't be Lucy I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt thanks Isabel she was a wonderful lady she passed away last month oh is that her yes aunt grace the kindest most adventurous soul you could ever meet Wow what a lovely estate I'd guess Gilded Age era upstate New York well close Rhode Island it's called Wycliffe house I grew up spending my summers there your aunt lived there great aunt actually her husband Arthur was the last of the White Cliffs his grandfather Henry built the house over a hundred years ago I spoke to my folks and they said that Arthur didn't have any remaining family so Aunt Grace bequeathed the whole thing to me inheriting a mansion that's something that doesn't happen every day aunt grace invited us up there every single summer until I handed off to Oxford now who's that Duncan son of the caretakers my aunt took him in after he lost his parents hmm anyway Oh Lucy I hate to ask but must you go all the way to the stage right now the Trustees meeting is just around the corner apparently the way the will is written if I don't go through and the property goes into our receivership and becomes a big legal mess I understand do what you need to do but please hurry back I know I could get the trustees to approve you thanks Isabel I will be back before you even know I'm gone oh I hope so cause if I don't get a successor soon roast me like like the Great Fire of London in 1666 precisely Oh have a good flight thank you hello I'm Lucy Windsor as if I needed to be told that I recognized you in an instant no horsin so sorry I didn't know you still worked at the estate oh yes how long has it been again since you've been here 10 years I wanted to come back sooner to visit but work just kept me so busy Oh your aunt grace understood she was always so proud of you she sorely missed in town but she lived a long and happy life I just wish you were still here oh so do I come along you must be exhausted after your fight thank you the vaccine but you are the mistress of the estate now after all but first an old friends it is just as beautiful around here as I remember I had so many wonderful times here and as I recall you and Duncan spend a great amount of time here together too you are kind of sweet on each other if memory serves the follies of you actually Lucy about Duncan it's ok Eleanor he is one part of all of this that I am happy to forget there she is right where you left her magic [Applause] what is all this the welcoming committee but fence in our pasture is falling down and your Aunt Grace could never say no to visitors you go on in against settle time the door sticks a little little sticky huh Lucy Duncan what are you doing in my house Lucy what are you doing in my house your house my house what would give you that idea it's not an idea it's a fact that this is my house mine okay I think maybe there's been some kind of a mistake she's leaving the house tell you why wouldn't she tell me I don't know maybe because I've been here and you've been in London regardless it's perfectly obvious there's been some sort of a clerical error you changed your hair so how do you been Lucy oh I've been good I've been I've been really really good good good and you uh you you work in some Museum in London I heard mm-hmm yet no and I might even become its director knock well not would and you you're some fancy architect now see I don't know I mean I'm working for a big commercial firm up in Boston well I'm glad we're all cut up excuse me Eleanor why didn't you tell me I tried you didn't want to know I can I make some tea besides it's high time you to bury the hatchet Duncan this has been lovely I am going to go take a little look around be my guest my guest this place is still amazing a window back to the 1890s well they don't build houses like this anymore and that's a good thing give me a modern condo any day the place you can heat with up-to-date plumbing and electrical it's still magical done yeah I might look magical but this place is slowly falling apart not the buckets it's seen some disrepair since the last time you visited not to mention half of the rooms already closed up you see the problem yeah I'm starting to grace used to hold her gilded age ball in here yep this place has definitely seen better days the last two years I've been coming down here on the weekends to help grace out with the upkeep when I can that's surprisingly charitable of you a brief lapse in judgment I assure you but seriously this place is an absolute money pit needs to be sold off at the earliest opportunity assuming you own it which you don't which I do and I'm well on my way to coming up with a brilliant sales pitch for it that is if the developer mr. Niven is open to hearing my presentation Richard never the billionaire oh so you've heard of him yeah he specializes in building golf courses and I've heard that he's interested in opening a new and around he turned the estate into a golf course seriously oh I'm sorry did did you have a better plan for this place at this exact moment but surely there must be a better option than turning a magnificent estate into some cutting green this is 1890s at its finest the stained glass the marble don't you how can you be so blind to all the history around you how can you be so blind to the bottom line doesn't frank lloyd wrong you are not going to move a stone of this mansion okay well then what do you suggest this has got to be some big mistake and grace would never put me in such an impossible situation I suggest that we get a little clarity from HK Roark attorney-at-law and figure this out in the morning fine fine which hotel are you staying at in town mmm a hotel no I'm not staying at a hotel I'm staying in the west wing of my mansion great then I'll be seen in the east wing of my mansion hmm I'm gonna go that way after you Lucy how's life on your state do I start turns out Duncan is staying here too Duncan his father was a caretaker he used to live here he's impossible as always Duncan thinks he inherited half the estate sounds kind of romantic trust me it is the opposite of romantic but I have to admit he does look pretty good Oh details please what's he look like hmm a little bit like our statue of Marc Anthony but with the same flair for betrayal he's got some scheme to turn the place into a golf course a golf course well that seems a bit off exactly but as soon as we figure this whole thing out with the lawyers in the morning I'm going to send Duncan packing good luck Lucy thanks Jose you'll need it is happening out there hey hey Duncan oh well beautiful morning to you so you're still not an early riser you ever hear of a little thing called jet lag vaguely but I'm happy to help you get back onto local time okay look I'm a little tired I could really use some more sleep do you have to do that right now well if you want a hot shower before we go visit the lawyers then yes the water heaters down so I got to fire up the old boiler well can you chop more quietly please oh you bet I give up you are HK brewer yes but Hana is fine hi Duncan hello Ana so you two know each other Duncan took me to the Newport regatta oh how lovely well please sit down first let me extend my sympathies grace was a big part of our community thank you I really miss her I do too that's why school ought to be talking business right now and that brings us to the question of what happens next well Duncan regarding that mistake that you called me about it's actually not a mistake regarding Grace's will the situation is actually quite clear simply put you both on the esteems what but how can that be what she said grace was quite specific in her will she arranged that you should both own 50% and I'm sorry that I couldn't explain the full situation until you had both arrived but grace had sworn me to secrecy Duncan grace mentioned in her will how much he appreciates everything you and your family differ her over the years and she wanted to extend her gratitude and Lucy grace knew that you loved that place as much as she did and he would always have its best interests at heart which is why it makes absolutely no sense that grace would do this well that much we agree on okay so if I own half and I own half and we have to come to some sort of agreement like the truth of the matter is the house is all that's left or the great white cliff fortune there's a small stipend to pay for Eleanor but that's it and I'm here if you guys have any more questions thank you very much for taking the time Hanna we appreciate it oh hey Duncan um really good news my client mr. Niven has a great to hear your Golf Course presentation I hope it helps Thanks yeah so Hanna is the one who found your potential buyer yep for a small ten percent finder's fee she's just trying to help in London we'd call that a wee conflict of interest how about we find a civilized way of iearning us all out over breakfast maybe so that our weakness for waffles I'm buying you read my mind pancakes and waffles will do Duncan thank you and pre miss wait let's see handle Canon Lucy nice to see you two together again we're going together Duncan you didn't tell me Lucy's backing down well that's because I'm as surprised as you are my friend well welcome home Lucy still like your waffles with strawberries in a pyramid of whipped cream you have a fantastic memory so what have you been up to well just working here helping Eleanor when she has errands I'll be on with the festival you should stop behind me up ton I'd love to okay I'll put this in my Randall's still a hoot Lucy had the courtesy to send me a Christmas card every now and again you left the country you never applied to any of my letters you know what water under the bridge so how is it that you're still so close with everyone here in Newton I thought you were some high-flying architects in the big city I have been coming down to Newton every weekend for one reason and one reason only and that is the estate it is a monster that needs constant feeding and I am finished with it but that house has been here for over a hundred years how can you turn their back on it easy look Lucy if we could just sell this estate I would have the funds to start my own architecture firm and you could go back to London with a tidy little nest egg what do you say but if Niven goes for it what happens to the estate well the plans that I suggested would see the grounds opened up for the fairway and we would probably have to lose the Coach House the gardens bulldoze the gardens Duncan over my dead body do you have any idea what it takes a meditator to stay like this no but I want to leave it in good hands I don't know maybe I could get it designated as a historical landmark and then I could start applying for grants to protect it we would be lucky if never picked it up other option is just putting on the market and honestly at this rate it wouldn't even pass inspection ok so what do you propose I suggest that we sell off a few odds and ends so we have the funds to patch up the roof while we try to figure out what to do with the rest of the place fine did you know that Belgian waffles were invented in the 1800s by the prince bishop of leash nobody knows that Lucy well what do you think that my money's on Lucy she always was headstrong as a kid true dumpkins always got a trick or two of asleep it's a shame they can't just work together course maybe they just need a nudge what no out out shoo shoo morning where's Eleanor uh she left a note she went to town help out with the festival and left breakfast on the stove meanwhile why don't you put your world-class architectural skills to use and fix the lock on the kitchen door so Percy will say where he belongs Percy dining the Sheep that just pushed his way into the kitchen why Percy because he's hope or sistent huh sounds like somebody else I know I'll add it to the list so I've totaled the amount of money we'll need for the essential fixtures before we can even show this place we'll need to touch up the paint fix some of these windows and of course pay the roofers they'll get started this house is listed for a hundred years I think it can make it through breakfast no time like the present Duncan Duncan what are you doing with those we need money to fix the roof remember so I thought we could sell up a few of these things at the antique auction in Newton it's just collecting dust but these are aunt Grace's things and wycliffe family heirlooms sacrificing themselves to keep this house from falling apart seems like the most noble duty of all it's just random stuff random stuff that is a 19th century oil painting yeah like trees so and that antique Venetian vases in perfect condition this little thing oh oh oh those chandeliers in the Great Hall are probably words no Duncan I love those okay how about this we've got dozens of these those are emblematic of the fascination in the 1890s of botany and floral history we have to keep at least one okay what is your obsession with history those are treasures and this is aunt Greece's diary we certainly can't sell that okay granted that was a mistake about this painting with the pretty girl in it haha very funny this Victorian Hong stand is an antique see be practical for once we need to fix this roof okay fine make it quick ready okay in this one proud of you we've Randall a Collins even give us a hand to bring these down to auction but I'm going with you to make sure you get a fair price deal sold one antique oil painting for 1,200 not bad that's 3,000 in total all right I'll admit it you have an eye for this stuff huh compliment receipts like traveling back in time it's fascinating isn't it mm-hmm yeah fascinating you know that beer garden back there sounds pretty fascinating to me you think big you go ahead I'm gonna browse Lucy Windsor is that you muster and mrs. Durance and you remember my husband oh good lord Lucy it's been ages Randal told us you were in town grace would be so happy to have you back man here to handle the estate no doubt yes and get panel work with a competition you and Duncan were pretty serious back in the day yeah baby no but Hannah's the top shot that arts contest every year and Duncan's got a bull's-eye on his back whether he knows it or not well she can tag and release him for all I'm concerned well Eleanor says that you're undecided about what's to come of the estate yes things are up in the air but we'll figure it out Lucy you must come by the caffeine for dinner did welcome you back to town I would love to but I'm a little concerned about leaving Duncan and the estate alone goodness knows what he'll try to sell off next won't bring him along then more the Berrier yeah okay sure see you then okay we'll take it that's very gallant of you buying me gifts with our money no I got this and every cent of our antique money for repairs okay I take back what I said you always did have the tiny sweets hmm so now you remembered too bad posterity will remember you as the guy tried to turn the landmark into a sand trap right and uh remind me what was your idea again I told you I'm thinking on it okay I grab one of these hey creamy not a way to a girl's heart just like old times that's a pretty of me that sounds good yeah oh look at these Wow can you believe we once dressed like this decades from now some modern architect will be saying the same thing about photographs of us I love imagining who these people were where they worked where they lived who they loved you forgot how much I love this festival the antiques and the costumes it's also unique sure it's only once a year it's too glad it can't last all you what nothing can we go back to this date now yeah so how's the life of that Josh a lot more work than I expected I'm Duncan he's still got a Napoleon complex mixed with a dash of Genghis Khan put in spite of Duncan's plans I have an idea to save this place what's your plan there's so much history in this town and I realize the estate doesn't have to be just a historical landmark visitors can step back in time like that Colonial Williamsburg my nephew visited exactly the town is the perfect stop on the mansion tourist circuit and our little Newton doesn't even have one museum the challenge is going to be how to make it happen well if anyone can make it happen it's you with the trustees is in four days I'll be ready Thank You Josephine bye-bye you seriously think that plan is gonna work were you eavesdropping can't help it anchor we hold you're not afraid of a little competition are you afraid not a chance so as co-owners of the estate you don't mind if I present an alternative proposal to you or a potential buyer mr. Newton of course not keep you out of my hair while I work on my proposal please have at it okay and whichever idea niven supports we both agreed to approve sure okay fine I'm gonna save your house in grace you might turn down your music really come on Duncan it helps me think it literally prevents me from thinking fine okay now you're humming Lucy there are literally 39 of the rooms in this place so you sure don't want to work in one of them since the estate's half mine I believe this table is half mine and this room inspires me how's that presentation coming along great should I tell you about my idea to turn the solarium into a Botanical exhibit did I tell you my plans to turn the solarium into a Pro Shop huh according to my web search there are already four other golf courses within 30 miles does this area really need another according to my research it could take years to get a site declared a historical landmark ah so you've been researching my idea I guess my plans got you a little intrigued yeah guilty intriguing and how completely impractical you still are but just for argument's sake how would you possibly fund this I'm going to devote part of the house to showcase antique vendors and local craftspeople from town and we can sell their goods here it's called revenue revenue and that revenue would be enough to keep this entire place running I think it's worth a try I think you still got your head up in the clouds all right you know what if we're going to share this estate then maybe we should set some house shoes great idea for starters how about no drying your laundry on the priceless antiques fine if you agree to no more than one hour of your music a day fine now if that's all we are due at the pub for dinner tonight we look I said yes for both of us I couldn't help it yeah it's great I'm starving so you downstairs in five minutes Wow look who's here our guests of honor that's all this it's nothing just a little dinner to welcome you back home to Newton you didn't have to do this nonsense you two are officially our guests of honor thank you I sense a trap so hope these rumors aren't true love that selling the estate then hightailing it out of town do you want to take this one we're still trying to figure things out but I am working on a plan to save the old place well Wycliffe houses this town's heritage and I can't think of anyone better than you two to watch over it do I clip house you know Lucy remember all those summers you visit grace you always seemed so at home here they one thing that London has that we don't have here okay the museum's look all joking aside I love it here but my dream job is waiting from you back in England dream job huh well I'll admit dream jobs pretty serious but desserts like this only come once in a lifetime desserts truly you didn't have to do all this oh but we did see your uncle aces helped every single person in this town in one way or another and Marcus and I got engaged with the ball that your aunt used to throw every year and Randall learned to ride it your stables and it's high time that we repaid the favor welcome back welcome back Lucy I love this part of the estate I had forgotten how hospitable everyone is in this town yeah some things never change I'm starting to get the feeling they're trying to convince us to stay I could think of worse things insane well you hear that what sound of crickets instead of us wobbling it's pretty nice hey tell me something what happened that last summer we were here together you were headed off to grad school you were gonna be thousands of miles away how couldn't work so he just cut and ran it was the practical thing to do practical again but someone had to be you were always the dreamer okay look I I know my idea is just a pipe dream and you're right it does take forever to get a historical designation but I can't just sit by and watch all of this go away this estate is home to way too many happy memories for me and and Aunt Grace Miss grace to forget I lived here year round I know every inch of this place I grew up here I went to Boston to start over but grace needed my help and this state and all of its needs kept calling me back over and over and over and I need to be done with it this firm is the most important thing to me I've always been focused on the past you've always been focused on the future who says history has to repeat itself what do you mean okay well let's face it a house divided cannot stand go on I want a historical site you want to go of course why can't we have wolf I am NOT following you how about a resort that showcases history it's the best of both worlds interesting but Niven is expecting a golfcourse plain and simple but he's a businessman and we'd be doubling the potential revenue stream and preserving history more tourists flocked to this town every year that's an opportunity true and we could hold Grace's gilded aged wall just like she used to do and really show off the estates in him and the way it's meant to be seen that seems very ambitious we have two days to come up with a sales pitch what do you think a golf course that doubles as a history Park yeah why not maybe it's the moonlight but I think you might be onto something deal deal so the fountain stays put that's right we won't have to move a stone and then the Great Hall becomes our grand lobby we make a pretty good team like Hamilton and burr before all that unpleasantness sure what's next you know for an architect you have some pretty good hands-on skills Thanks my dad used to let me help him fix things around the house do you know that Aunt Grace and Arthur were married here on the estate I wonder how many other weddings this property has seen weddings it's not a bad idea to add at the proposal yeah you know courtship in the late 1800s was truly fascinating the gentleman's invitation to a dance was often delivered to a lady in a letter to avoid any misunderstanding and suitors would woo their beloved with moonlit serenades and poetry and acts of chivalry of course sounds exhausting will you help me move this please sure chivalrous well I think I'm gonna go wash up and then what do you say we head to the festival it's so great that you're bringing back graces from today Jamal well it is the finale of our pitcher to Niven to preserve why clubhouse give me those I'll put these up around town I'll show Nevin were Wycliffe means to this town take a shot folks take a shot and win a prize come on take a shot with a prize they call a beautiful antique vase from the Gilded Age miss what about you oh no no no thank you very much come on Lucy it looks fun I bet you picked up some skills back in England the only targets I'm used to hitting these days are third quarter donations no thank you no thank you I get it you're scared that's cool scared okay since you put it that way I'll take two times I'll show you who's scared yeah what was that it's all over the place look may I so the thing with darts is you gotta line it up from your shoulders it's your elbow Hey look this here it's like you're getting into the spirit of things Lucy we're just taking a break from the estate to enjoy the festival you know what this doesn't click I'm gonna play too I know you clear out all my prizes every year thank you well Bekins been really mysterious lately when have you two been up to just trying to do what's best for a place well I've set up the perfect opportunity for you I hope you're ready for Niven maybe your sales pitches more on target than the campaign and then you can be done with the estate and head back home this doll fan isn't it yes yes it is don't feel bad Lucy it's enough required skill no at Oxford we start with our weaker hand we play freshmen around 18 thank you that was a nice thing oh I'm glad my post-grad came in handy for something well thank you for sharing hmm you're welcome sharing an estate is easy sharing my popcorn that's a challenge well I'll say we were doing a pretty good job at it you know we were always different but somehow it just worked you know what they say about opposites so uh you and Hannah seem pretty close huh sure when she's been very helpful with things you sure it ends there yes I'm sure it ends there what about you are you uh are you seeing anyone back in London no not really the last guys aid was perfectly nice but he just didn't appreciate the things I'm passionate about you know the final straw was when I caught him listening to a cricket match at a Michelangelo exhibit oh hi you're back I've got a conference calls with her not to mention a Gilded Age ball to plan let's go that came down fast it's gonna fire started one this place up oh I'll be a lot easier to fix things up around here if our fingers aren't get closer I'll just be right here trying to get this lit hi Josephine life of luxury lovely just missing a few modern conveniences like heating can you hear my teeth chattering and Duncan's still a battle of wills actually it's been a little more Gandhi than Ghengis lately go figure well I just wanted to let you know that I emailed you the spreadsheets you asked for with all of the donor totals for your call perfect thank you and I'll give you a heads up when I know what time your call is with the trustees in the meantime stay warm by Josephine thank you this is better anything okay I know I'm friend yeah just getting my ducks in a row for my conference call with the trustees big promotion you really want this new job huh of course I do and why don't you spend so convinced it's just I got into museum work because I love history preserving the past sharing a story that's been told for centuries but my job keeps pulling me away from all that you know so much of the real work is politics and red tape budgets and donors so with this new promotion this is a dream job allow you to do what you love actually I don't know the more exactly do you want it who could that be I just invited a few friends over that's how I think you all can showcase your merchandise right here so I could exhibit my vintage costumes here exactly an Eleanor I was thinking you could showcase her baking skills and a little bakery we'll set up in the downstairs kitchen wonderful no I bet half the folks in town would jump at the chance to sell their antiques and crafts up here visiting guests that's the idea and if our buyer goes for our proposal your crafts and antiques will have a home here year-round so what do you think I'd say we think it's all a great idea fantastic well I'll need you all to be set up for our presentation to Nibin and we expect to see you all tomorrow at the ball tomorrow night oh we look forward to seeing you take the first dance just like Grayson Arthur used to do first dance well we can't argue with tradition can we wait a second don't tell me that you are still self-conscious about dancing a little okay how about a little refresher course may I have this dance I haven't danced in years I thought your job was just gonna fancy parties this is not a job anyway when I do go to fancy parties I'm there to schmooze donors there's no time for dancing mm-hmm and what will happen after this big promotion double the schmoozing I guess I got some things that I wanted no no I haven't eaten I do because it's a conference that's right big conference that's right thanks for the dance yes yeah good luck um thank you anytime good bye bye hey hey so you Lucy ready for the ball yeah yeah I'd say so of course she realized my friend you now have a second chance yeah what Juan Duncan Lucy was the one that got away we both know it yeah well she's heading back to London soon and history will repeat itself hmm as I recall last time she left you did exactly beg her to stay it was a responsible thing to do well there's a reason you loose your back and Rose lives now what you never know if you hold yourself back thanks thank you Oh Ellen are those smell delicious when you put them over there on the table from you please you got it thank you what do you think about this here Oh perfect your aunt would be so proud of everything you've done here yes you got a second what is it if it's gonna be here any minute I know I know I'll show you something okay I snuck it down to Randall's for a little rust removal and polish looks amazing everything does oh yeah an Eleanor even found some of Grace's old decorations so you're feeling ready for a night yeah I guess I have to admit I am a little nervous come on was Joan of Arc nervous when she rallied those French troops no but things didn't work out very well for her okay that's a good point was Cleopatra a nervous did she retreat when the Greeks showed up oh it was the Romans actually not the Greeks but anyway those aren't important figures from history that's exactly my point so are you we should finish getting ready yeah yeah yeah welcome mr. Niven thank you for your interest in buying Wycliffe house my pleasure I understood mean great things about it though well we have a vision to present to you today and though it might not be quite what you expected we believe it's an even better opportunity than just a golf course so without further ado imagine a resort with all the amenities of a five-star hotel golf spa luxury accommodations and with all the history of a world-class museum and as the guests wander through the estate they will stroll back in time and imagine themselves as Vanderbilt's or Morgans living the lives of gentleman or debutantes they will walk amid living history and experience life in the Gilded Age firsthand then afterwards they might enjoy a round of golf or a cocktail by the fire please follow me and our Rose Garden provides the ideal location for weddings and events while paying homage to the estate's historic character all with 5-star dining and accommodations all our plans are here in our proposal and here's our vision of how the house can be renovated and preserved a fusion of historic splendor and modern luxury while keeping this magnificent estate intact all while delivering one of the finest golf course is in New England please thank you what is going on this is not what we discussed it's fine everything is gonna be fine you'll see just wait until tomorrow and you look at your finder's fee I promise oh I hope you know what you're doing more and more people are visiting the town of Newton lately making this a unique business opportunity for you but it's more than that I spent all my summers here as a girl and it was the happiest time of my life I'd like others to experience that too which is why I'd like to make this a condition of the sale and on that note let me show you where you could plan to put the back nine and at our ball tonight you'll get a glimpse of what life was like here in the Gilded Age looking forward to it I hate to interrupt your fairy tale but I'm trying to round up all of the trustees your conference coordinator but everyone's in different time zones once traveling in Dubai and Singapore great I'm just juggling a few things here but I'll be ready Lucy the caterers are here I know sounds like a tent that they call her away I have to get ready for the ball have fun and I'll give you one hour heads up before your call so that you can get settled perfect thanks Josephine bye who invited you by sending a letter but I was worried that it would take you look amazing you look 14 pace yourself I think sigh I borrowed this from Randall I'm feeling a little overdressed City shall we our hosts for the evening Lucy and Duncan of Wyclif house aren't you efficient Oh your aunt would be so happy that it's dancing in the ballroom again thank you you know I would take this over some stuffy donors cocktail party any day I don't see nothing there's it's time your aunt always opened the gala with a few words hey thanks for coming thank you all for coming tonight before our evening begins I want to share with you something my Aunt Grace always told me how her grandfather in law Henry Wycliffe felt that this house was for everyone here the gardener might find himself at dinner eating peach pie next to President Grover Cleveland Henry opened his doors to all and my Aunt Grace would be so happy to know that we're keeping that spirit alive tonight I'm not sure I can follow in my aunt Grace's footsteps but I will try my best and on that note the first dance begin ready ready is Oliver be okay if it was you're right I think there's tagging me but right now I got the beautiful dance birth so you're due back in London next week well I suppose every good fairy tale has to have an ending maybe being back here I've remembered some history what how happy I used to be here how happy I am now what is it Josephine's been texting I missed it sorry Duncan I'll be back as soon as I can Josephine I'm so sorry I missed your call it was so noisy here I couldn't hear the phone ring Lucy are you ready yeah for when uh for now your conference call with the trustees hi everybody Lucy is that a sheet behind you yep and now I'd like to talk you through some numbers how'd it go honestly not great I'm sorry between the sheep the music and keeping her waiting an hour it was kind of a disaster but the good news is at least I can finally relax now how about a dance thank you for a truly wonderful evening let me read over your proposal and run the numbers and I'll have an answer for you by 8:30 tomorrow good night good night after you no pressure at all 8:30 right on time Duncan whatever happens I really want to thank you for trying to do something Noble here and meeting me halfway parts I would make a pretty great team great party last night and I went over the numbers afterwards I like the property like the views like the town but I'm a straight shooter and I'm afraid restoring this estate to its former glory would simply cost too much this place likely needs updated plumbing mechanical electrical and other things we'd only be able to guess that right now so for a full and modern restoration I'm sorry I'm I'm afraid the numbers just don't work the most cost-effective solution would be a simple teardown and building a brand new golf course from the ground up and I assume that's what you'd be proposing sir you're not seeing the bigger potential no no I'm sorry my heart says yes what the numbers say no and the numbers always win I'm afraid my answer is no I'm sorry to hear that will you guys just excuse us for a moment please let me walk you to your car thank you Duncan I told you this would happen I delivered you a buyer on a silver platter and all you had to do was go along the plan I told Niven that you would be presenting him with a golf course and we gave him more and more look Lucy nice Lucy you promised to get Lucy on board not throw me overboard look you said it yourself it was fine to tear down the estate if that's what it took to make this sale yes yes I said it was fine to tear down the estate but now I think we have a better option which niven doesn't want okay look we have about a day to sell Nevin on the plan that he expected I suggest that you come up with something to change his mind just give me a second Lucy so you're still fine tearing down the entire place we were you just snooping on me echoey halls remember yeah I I promised Hannah that are trying to convince her to sell the NIV it to level the estate for a golf course well it just felt like the most practical planet tactical again more proof we were never right for each other I don't know why I'm so surprised Duncan you always do what's right for you wait that's not Lucy Lucy miss eval I am so sorry about last night why would you need to apologize well after the whole teleconference fiasco oh yeah well Lucy your spreadsheet spoke for themselves so I hope you're getting a chance to relax because when you get back you'll have some big shoes to step in do which is specifically mine the trustees voted to improve you your king well of course that's wonderful yes and we'll discuss it all on Monday when you get back in London you need an answer now Lucy perhaps you don't understand the trustees approved you you got the job you wanted the one a million people would kill for yes no of course I'm as happy as as Alexander when he conquered Egypt in 332 BC yes no exactly I gladly accept the job Isabel thank you and I will see you tomorrow when I fly back to London good bye bye Oh Lucy you dropped early I was wondering if you give me a ride to the airport oh of course I didn't know you were going back to England so soon honestly neither did I well well then just let me finish up here and I'll get my coat and I'll be right with you Marcus we got a problem I'm really gonna miss this place and you'll be missed in Newton so how long has your feedback door-to-door about ten hours but uh I brought some reading and graces diary I thought I'd take it back with me as keepsake I think grace would have liked that while you see I something wrong Duncan usually wolf down my Montecristo sandwich in two seconds flat and then flies off in about an hour and I need to finish this pitch you know Eleanor just called to tell me Lucy left for the airport she left headstrong as always who's the headstrong one here then proud as well you think I'm being proud she won't even give me a chance to explain you let her go once are you gonna let her slip through your fingers again choice do I go stop her I don't think she wants to see me right now you know your dad and I were good friends if he was here I'm pretty sure what he'd say beside being caretaker of the estate was more than just changing light bulbs your dad thought he was a caretaker or something precious he knew some things were worth saving rendell better job for you Lucy Lucy Lucy hey wait Duncan what are you doing here I need to talk to you I couldn't let you go back to London again without you understanding I never wanted to let you go that last summer I know I I ran at Grace's Journal and her descriptions of how you waited for me every summer before I arrived and how sad you were every summer after I left I need you to give me one more chance a chance for why I've been working on this proposal for niven it's a long shot but I think you might just go for it would you just postpone your flight for one more day I don't know Duncan we you were right it does seem a little impractical letting you go was the most practical decision that I have ever made it's also the worst decision of my entire life I'm asking you to trust me well what did you have in mind I will tell you all the dot on the way back right now if we have a billionaire okay okay right no I understand mr. nevan's time is incredibly limited okay well we will certainly try thank you so much yeah bye-bye okay so Nevin is flying out to Aspen to meet his grandkids but his assistants said that we might be able to catch him before checks out of his hotel and hits the airport but he's leaving very soon right yes sir Schoop it's the festival I forgot it's the last egg we'll have to go on foot all right oh we gotta hurry hey come on follow me excuse me guys this is impossible sorry sorry listen young man I've got a plane waiting for I just can't figure it out it's never happened before probably just flutter the engine have it up and running in no time do that there you go unless you want to grab a bite I know a great restaurant you just drive mr. Newman you have just a minute or two look I appreciate your efforts but you need to understand I'm not in the habit of are you considering an offer I've already turned down right but we're not talking about a purchase anymore we're talking about a small seed investment less risk for you much more return now you told us that your heart said yes but the numbers said no right well now I think you'll find the numbers say yes I was able to rework some of the renovation costs and save us some money so after an initial investment we can renovate as we go funded solely by profits it's all in here oh look at it on the planning but even assuming your numbers out of why would I want to invest in a historical resort for a reason you can't put a price on preserving your legacy your grandfather right okay well how do you want your grandkids to remember their grandpa that's the generous man who put them through college my aunt used to tell me stories about another generous man railroad baron name's Henry Wycliffe who was a very wealthy man but he also wanted everyone around him to live rich lives too he built this old town its parks its library the spirit is everywhere here you can see for yourself it's all in here people still remember his generosity and if you have the vision to help preserve his legacy then maybe in a hundred years from now people will be remembering you with the same fondness that's the great thing about history it lasts forever I'll be in touch let's go I just got some fun with Hannah I think you may have just sold the money all convincing donors was my job wise I realized something my future isn't in some office five stories above the exhibits I love doing spreadsheets my future's here so you say this is where I belong my home is here and as well as my heart great thank you not bad not bad at all so how does it feel to have your architectural office in your own house my house wait a second I thought this was your house it's our house it's our house you

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