I can only imagine my totally dejected crestfallen face when we were told that weekend tours in the Autumn season are often booked out three weeks in advance and that there was no way to see the house without a tour ticket. I asked if we could wait to see if anyone who had made a reservation didn't show up. I lingered around, still hoping something would come through, while the ladies running the tours whispered about. Well, they let us on! Man, I must have looked really pitiful. One of the ladies was kind enough to take us on a separate van and come pick us up separately. I am forever grateful to her and wish I had gotten her name. It was a gesture I won't forget.
It's really such a striking building. I wish I had better photos but the light was uninspiring (I know, excuses excuses) and I was juggling taking photos between my phone, the Sony QX100 that I was testing out that week, and my SLR. Here are just a few to give you a sense of the property. What a work of art.
If you're planning on visiting, don't forget to make reservations well in advance. I've learned my lesson!