This gracious palace that sits high on the cliffs of Pacific Grove overlooking the rocky coastline of the Monterey Bay was built in 1899. In 1972 Norah and Homer Martine and their son Don purchased the Parke home. Twelve years later Don fully renovated the grand mansion. Careful attention has been given to restoring the fine Victorian interior details with paint removed from the mahogany and oak trim inlaid oak and mahogany floor stripped and refinished. Furnishings have been carefully selected for each room to fit the style size and ambiance of that room. Most of the furnishings are museum quality with preference for American antiques from 1800 through 1890. The entire process of the design furnishing decorating and services for guests is to recreate the experience one would have had if they had been the individual guests of the Parkes at the turn of the century.