It was the most spectacular house in America, when it was completed in 1905, and it is going to be at the center of my lecture on Monday in the program Collecting Design. It was called Laurelton Hall, Louis Comfort Tiffany's extraordinary country estate in Oyster Bay, New York, and the epitome of the designer's achievement and vision. Tiffany designed every aspect of his house, inside and out, creating a total aesthetic environment, and integrating the structure into the landscape. When it was published in design magazines, it was also a window into Tiffany’s most personal art, bringing into focus this remarkable artist who lavished as much care and creativity on the design and furnishing of his home and gardens as he did on all the wide-ranging media in which he worked. It came to a tragic end when it was tragically burned to the ground in 1957.