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  • Actors: Joe van Riper, Richard Guy Wilson, Kathryn A. Jacob, John Tschirch, Susan Ward
  • Directors: Robert G. Case
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 2010
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003D3Y69C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,996 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "America's Castles: Eccentrics" on IMDb

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They were some of America's most eccentric tycoons and their elaborate homes boast some of the most unique architecture in the country. In this fascinating program take a tour of three unique homes that testify to the quirkiness of their departed owners. First up is a visit to the home of renowned mining engineer John Hays Hammond who built a medieval-style castle overlooking Norman's Woe the Massachusetts shoal that Longfellow made famous. Next travel to Pennsylvania where architect Henry Chapman Mercer's passion for detail is revealed in every nook and cranny of his 44-room castle. Made from concrete and thousands of colorful tiles it is one of the finest examples of handcraftsmanship AMERICA'S CASTLES has ever visited. Finally tour the Gold Coast home of banking wizard Otto Hermann Kahn who built the second largest private estate in America modeled after a French chateau. From one castle that is purposely covered in poison ivy to another that is in part dedicated to a horse THE ECCENTRICS offers a privileged view into some of the most unusual homes ever built and the colorful men who inhabited them.

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I think that a 4star rating is a very high rating. I found the programs to be very informative and entertaining. These people who had these homes built were very smart accomplished people and they built what they wanted and what they were comfortable with. Their homes were a reflection of their personalities and their interests....and maybe they were not quite so eccentric in my opinion. I thought they had good reason in insisting on the qualities they installed. Yes, I, and most other people cannot afford to indulge ourselves to this extent but I admire that they were able to put their personalities into the homes that they built. Yes, I recommend this DVD.
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By Scott Terry on September 11, 2013
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But worth it if you liked this program when it aired. This particular segment will take you off the beaten path of the normal grand homes that you normally see and digs a little deeper into what caused these men to build these homes. Informative.
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