Included in the exhibit is a wonderful pictorial about the Wallaces' mansion, High Winds. The Wallaces bought 105 acres located on a bluff overlooking Byram Lake at the Bedford/Mount Kisco border during the Depression, and under Lila's detailed supervision finished building the 3-story, 27-room, French Norman–style stone castle in 1937. Embellished with turrets and leaded-glass windows, DeWitt once described his mansion as "pure Westchester County." Exhibit photos show the lavish interior, complete with world-famous paintings. Some of this art was sold at Sotheby's for more than $96 million!
When alone, the Wallaces ate all their meals in the Art Deco breakfast room. They would dance together for 15 minutes after dinner every night in their rumpus room. Then Lila would retire to read and DeWitt would climb a narrow, twisting stairway to his cozy office in the tower, working 'til midnight on a mountain of manuscripts.
High Winds—named after this line from a poem: "Because high winds blow in high places"—was sold for $6 million in 1986 to financier Nelson Peltz and wife Claudia, the highest price at that time for a private home in Westchester. The Peltzes remain in the house today.