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From Gatsby to Mad Men: Home decor through the decades

From the tin ceilings of the 1910's to the millennial "snail showers," these design elements and amenities were certainly signs of their times. And, according to Trulia, they can often be big selling points for homebuyers.

1920s: French windows

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  • Price: $2.2 million
  • Beds and baths: 5 and 4.5

Bootleg booze and skyrocketing stocks fueled the Jazz Age, an era of conspicuous consumption. The Dow climbed by a multiple of six from its 1922 low to its pre-crash high in 1929.

During those boom years, the best residential architecture incorporated luxury touches like French doors and windows.

This home, in the upscale New York City suburb of Larchmont, has both. In addition, elegant fanlights top the French windows in the dining and living rooms. The house also features coffered ceilings, crown moldings, arched doorways and a carved stone fireplace.

For further information: Trulia

Source: Trulia
- Last updated June 10 2013 06:09 AM ET

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