Grand Drawing Room

With a commanding view of the veranda, terrace, and formal gardens the Drawing Room is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful rooms in the Mansion. Traditionally the room would have been for the women to enjoy the company of one another while the men were in the smoking room. However, the family found many uses for the room over the years. Merrette hosted weekly luncheons and banquets in the room and even was known to roll up the rugs and allow dancing after dinner parties. The room is decorated with handpainted murals with hints of gold accents. Designed to emulate the feeling of gardens while in the winter months. If you look closely, you'll see many native plants and animals incorporated in the lush tropical scenes.