Leisure: The Second House

The Second Car, once the great American status symbol, has become the great American what-of-it—7,400,000 U.S. families now own two or more cars. The thing these days is to have a Second House.

Members of the upper crust, of course, have always had their country cottages for getting out of town when the weather was hard to take. The Emperor Tiberius, for one. used to beat the Roman heat on the cliffs of Capri, where some of the house guests at his verdant Villa Jovis were said to have disappeared into the sea below. Perhaps the most famed second house...

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