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Decoded: the Nation's Pinnacles of 'Refinement'

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Something is certainly setting this house apart. Or, rather, somethings, which include: pea green paint (also featured prominently in one of the bathrooms), a ceiling fan shaped like a huge leaf, and wall-to-wall carpeting. That fireplace in the corner sure is doing a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to the elegance and refinement.

Nothing says refinement like random shiny columns.

Correction: nothing says refinement like random shiny columns and a harp.

The Swan has decreed it.
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