The whole mansion is designed around a central atrium, with a glass cupola sitting up above, allowing light to flood through the house. The staircase is breathtaking, elegantly winding up through the three upper floors of the house.
The whole atrium has a classical theme. You will find Grecian statues in niches, fruit decorating the delicate cornicing, and goddesses and emperors welcoming you into the house.
While being an excellent point for gathering everyone together in the house, the atrium is also a lovely focal point for parties and celebrations at Cortes. Guests often choose to have drinks spilling across the floors, and we have even had bridal couples tie the knot in front of the beautiful statue on the first floor, with guests viewing from all around the grand staircase.