In 1895 there were 300 live hummingbirds hovering around an indoor fountain in honor of the Duke of Marlborough's visit to Marble House built in Newport RI by William K. Vanderbilt, grandson of Commodore Vanderbilt.
Black and white monochrome kitchen: handleless white cabinets and benchtops, grey marble splashback, black bar stools, black spotlights on suspended ceiling track, timber floorboards. Swap for wood features mirrors and window splashback.
Miss Alva Erskine Smith (later Mrs. William Kissam Vanderbilt, then Mrs. Her husband built Marble House for her. Mother of Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough. Two sons, William Kissam Vanderbilt II, Harold Sterling Vanderbilt.