New York Post
Most people leave their stamp on a house. They move in with ideas. They buy wood and paint. They make “updates” and “refurbish,” until, one day, their house becomes a little museum of personal tastes. But there are some houses so steeped in the gluey soup of civilization that they reshape the lives of their owners.
Her Serene Highness Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, Principessa di Piombino, XIII — better known to Texans and New Yorkers as Rita Jenrette (just call her Rita) — is a victim of such a house.