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Home of the Week: Victorian home is an elegant mermaid habitat

Home of the Week: Victorian home is an elegant mermaid habitat

The Historic District of Annapolis has at least as many intriguing tales as it does houses on Maryland Historical Trust's inventory of historic properties. Now, it has one more tale to be added to its cornucopia of stories. But, make that a tail, not a tale. There is one house filled with dozens of flashing, scaly tails – the tails of all the sinuous mermaids (and a solitary merman) who populate the place. The beautiful creatures are featured in sketches, paintings, books and intricately rendered statuary placed in nearly every room of the house. They add a spirit of whimsy to a chic, elegant interior – and put a smile on the face of every one of the home's...

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