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showplace

[shoh-pleys] /ˈʃoʊˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
an estate, mansion, or the like, usually open to the public, renowned for its beauty, excellent design and workmanship, historical interest, etc.
2.
any house, building, office, etc., that is beautifully furnished and is considered of flawless taste:
His home was a showplace.
Origin of showplace
1570-1580
1570-80; show + place
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  • “The Safe” was a showplace and its directors held that no harm could come of displaying a strong hand.

    Max Carrados Ernest Bramah
  • The whole is a perfect idyllic picture, not to be described in a breath; for this is the showplace of the Kaipara.

    Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay
British Dictionary definitions for showplace

showplace

/ˈʃəʊˌpleɪs/
noun
1.
a place exhibited or visited for its beauty, historic interest, etc
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