The yellow awning area in the courtyard you just passed through is where most meals other than breakfast were served, giving the family and their guests this lovely view of the courtyard. In the Bartletts’ time, cranes and other pets wandered the courtyard.
The South Loggia is home to two beautifully carved giraffes that are part of Frederic’s menagerie animal collection. These animals were once seating on a merry-go-round. These amusement rides are often also called carousels though technically a carousel would only have horses.
Look up once more. The ceiling mural is the only painting Frederic and Evelyn jointly painted. Frederic painted the turtle along with the other animals, and Evelyn painted the water and the netting at his request. She said it was a very hard job!
Now enter the Drawing Room.