The whole house was cleaned by a laser technique and where there was water damage it was repaired until it looks like this today:
Let's go back inside, there are a few more things to see!
This is the drawing room adjacent to the living room, note the satinwood piano on the left.
Detail on the side of the satinwood piano
There is a large ballroom on the third floor flanked with guest bedrooms on each side.
Mr. Nickerson purchased these large bronze statues at the Comumbian Exposition in 1893 and they remained with the home through the various owners. They have never moved from the end of the second floor.
Some of the floors are quarter sawn oak and also in wonderful condition.
The Lincrusta wallpaper is also original to the smoking room with glass half circles above it.
Brass trim is worked into many of the wood doors.
A most unusual Tiffany with splashes of color
The Nickerson home was built for $450,000 over a three year period. Many craftsmen had come from Europe after the Chicago fire so several were readily available to work on this 25,000 square foot home. It is estimated that in today's market the cost would be $100 million.