This is the location for an opulent period costume drama, set at the turn of the 19th century. Titled Park Place it revolves around the lives and intrigues of one wealthy merchant family.
Inspired by the novels of Henry James and Edith Wharton, the movie is a comedy of manners at its very core, exposing the shallowness of high society life in New York. Our heroine, having recently lost her parents and fortune, descends from Boston to spend the rest of her life with an elderly but immensely wealthy aunt.
Along the way, she encounters various suitors, but falls in love with a penniless author, who she meets, by chance one lonely afternoon when, suffocated by the stiffness of society life, she slips out unnoticed for a stroll in the city. Scandal ensues as the wealthy aunt, and extended family find out about her covert dalliances.
Ultimately, she must make a choice – wealth and a loveless marriage, or elopement and possible poverty. The story ends on a happy note.