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.
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From Los Altos, Calif. to Brooklyn, N.Y., these 20 cities had the highest number of home sales exceeding $1 million during the 12 months ended June 30, 2013.
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