In his global travels, Mr. Allen struck an interest in the Tudor architecture of England and became intrigued by a sixteenth century Warwickshire castle, Compton Wynyates. To realize his vision of a regal Tudor manor, Mr. Allen commissioned renowned New York architect Charles I. Berg to visit and study Compton Wynyates, and to adapt an architectural design plan for a country estate on his newly acquired Morris County property. Mr. Allen chose the wooded land in Convent Station, as it is reminiscent of the rolling English countryside where Compton Wynyates stands.
The Tudor Rose and other symbols were seen in the castle interior and exterior. I snatched an iphone picture of this faux painted wall in the stairwell. Bad girl!