Damascus Room, 1999. Courtesy Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Doris Duke’s artistic vision is finally available for public viewing. She called her Black Point residence Shangri-La and it lives up to its name in every way. The artwork that is showcased here is categorized as Islamic, and was purchased by Duke during her trips to the Middle East. The 2 ½ hour tour takes you from room to room and then through the gardens. See how this elegant American Tobacco and Duke Electric Company heiress lived out her days in paradise.