This picture shows a mansion in Savannah, Tennessee. It shows many of the classic characteristics I expect to see in a mansion. It has a magnificent porch, with rocking chairs, and a grand balcony. I would have perhaps prefered round columns but the square ones are themselves fairly impressive.
I am always curious about the railing around the roof. It makes it look as if there is an observation deck on the roof, but I wonder if the railing is just decorative. Has anyone ever been up on one of these grand houses? I don't see how you could give people walking access to the roof without creating a leak problem.