So, in going through my photos, I saw the ones I took at the Coonley Estate in Riverside, Illinois. It is one of those examples of what you can do when money is no object.
Avery Coonley and Queene Ferry both came from families with lots of money, he from industry in New York and she from the Ferry Seed Company in Detroit.
The complex they built consisted of the main house, now separated into two residences, the gardener's cottage, stable, playhouse, and a residence for the 'help' at the school. The complex is incredible and following are pictures.
Entering the main house, with a landscaped walk:
The stables, for sale at the time at $1 million plus: