April 01, 2005
Roomor, geographically the middle one of the Magnificent Seven, has been described as a “queen of architecture” by architect John Newel Lewis for its “roof, whose towers, pinnacles, dormers and cupolas of unusual proportions, [which] together with its roof galleries, form a sky-line unmatched in these parts.”
Built by Lucien Ambard in 1904, and formerly called Ambard House, the property was lost on a mortgage less than 15 years later. Roomor has changed hands several times over the years. I think it is the only one of the seven that is privately owned.