Photograph by Dean Kaufman/Bloomberg Pursuits
A mirror-finish slide -- which had to be installed first,
before floors or walls -- wends its way
through the house like a stainless steel intestine. Starting in the attic, you grab a canary
yellow cashmere blanket from a pile to speed your journey, hop in, and descend
gracefully to the third floor. There you transfer to the next segment, rumble
through a second-floor bedroom, slow as the slope flattens to clear a couch in
the den, and pop out a few yards from the dining room table.