3. Chateau Labottiere + Duke Mansion
Currently home to the Art Center of Chateau Pope Clement, the 1773 Chateau Labottiere in Bordeaux was built for the Labottiere Brothers, who were book sellers. Its sister building can be found on East 78th Street, where you’ll find the James B. Duke House, one of the great surviving mansions of “Millionaire’s Row.”
James Buchanan Duke, one of the founding partners of American Tobacco Company and the father of Doris Duke, hired American architect Horace Trumbauer to design his mansion, which now houses New York University’s Graduate Institute of Fine Arts. It’s obvious what Trumbauer’s design was inspired by.