In 1886, Stanford White designed this 26-room summer house for Joseph Hodge Choate, who served as U.S. ambassador to the Court of St. James. The client dubbed it Naumkeag, a Native American name for a pond in Salem, Massachusetts, his childhood home (Choate thought the word meant "peaceful haven", but it actually means "a good place to catch fish"). His house of many gables and chimneys is largely of the New England shingle style, but with many delightful quirks, surrounded by impressive gardens with fabulous views to the west. Admission is by guided tour only, worth it for the glimpses of the rich interior, which features extensive use of mahogany and California redwood plus the original furnishings, many imported from Asia. One oddity is the chandelier of Murano glass in the shape of a badminton cock. Tucked away in a dark corner upstairs are several original Goya etchings.