an estate, mansion, or the like, usually open to the public, renowned for its beauty, excellent design and workmanship, historical interest, etc.
any house, building, office, etc., that is beautifully furnished and is considered of flawless taste: His home was a showplace.

1570–80; show + place Unabridged
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showplace (ˈʃəʊˌpleɪs)
a place exhibited or visited for its beauty, historic interest, etc

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Example sentences
The leading edge of all this is the showplace manors of the rich and gadget-mad.
It is a gracefully sited monument, and a showplace that flatters almost all the
  art placed inside it.
The factory is considered a showplace for efforts to end widespread employment
Previous owners had developed the site into a horticultural showplace.
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