Ocean House in its older, somewhat rundown state, which had its own charm in 1986.
Originally built in 1868, it was a grand and historic destination. It was closed in 2004 for a complete renovation (Chuck Royce of Greenwich saved it from being replaced with McMansions). One hundred and forty million dollars, five thousand salvaged artifacts, and almost six years later, it is open again.
In their lobby there is a model of Aphrodite, which has a history itself that could serve as a microcosm for the whole building.
Even in the December chill, the porches and outside are inviting. The view is still incredible.