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Considering that the mansion hasn't been occupied for nearly forty years—except by a movie crew for several months in 2008—it's in remarkably good condition. "It's structurally a fortress," said V.J. Tocci of Tocci Building Companies in Woburn, which specializes in historical restoration. Barry Ganek, a Carlisle-based architect who often teams up with Tocci on restoration projects, likened the mansion to those in Newport. "It would be a crime to lose that structure because it is not decrepit in any way," said Ganek, who marveled at the handcrafted plaster detail- ing on its ceilings and the elaborate Greco-Roman carvings on its many fireplaces. While water has damaged some of the ceilings and walls, the marble floors and wood-paneled walls are intact, as are most of the quarter- inch thick window panes. In the basement are the glass fronts of the 84 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 A House of Many Stories "It's structurally a fortress."