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Even The Joneses Can’t Keep Up With The Joneses!

You know those Joneses we’re always comparing ourselves too? Well, not only were they apparently a real family, but their long desired mansion just crossed the auction lot – and in bankruptcy at that! It’s known as the Wyndclyffe Castle, and was built in 1853 for Manhattan socialite Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones – a member of a wealthy family and aunt of American novelist Edith Wharton [
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