1. The Molding in the Dome Room
The scale of the base molding seems quite large, as it’s more in proportion to the home’s overall height, rather than this room.
2. Plaster Busts
“There’s such a strong sense of friendship with the numerous statues,” Moss says. Jefferson displayed busts of notables such as John Adams, John Paul Jones, and Marquis de Lafayette.
3. The Spherical Sundial
No other spherical dials were in use in use at the time at the time the original was made in the early 19th century. The base features ears of corn representing a new American architectural origin.
4. The West Portico Columns
The restored columns now have their original tan stucco-like appearance, after a team of conversationists removed 19 layers of white oil paint.
5. Water Collection
To catch rainwater off the house and pavilions, Jefferson built four cisterns to capture water over 1280 square feet.