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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.

Pre-1900: Grand staircases

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  • Price: $15 million
  • Beds and baths: 9 and 14

During the Gilded Age, boom times produced incredible wealth for many industrialists like John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan and Andrew Carnegie.

The homes of the affluent often boasted grand staircases, double wide pocket doors that slid into the walls, bay windows, and coffered ceilings, according to Trulia.

This house in Boston's Back Bay area was built in 1883, and features a beautifully crafted staircase made of solid mahogany. Situated near the Charles River, it's just a few long blocks from the Common, one of the city's finest neighborhoods.

For further information -- Trulia

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

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