The architecture of the big house was inspired by books that Serhal had collected. Hundreds of books on Greek and Roman sculpture and on all kinds of art, whether Byzantine, Arab, Italian Renaissance, French, or Spanish.
There were the most beautiful castles and palaces of Paris, the river Loire, London, Persia, Ancient Egypt, and Russia of the Czars.
It was Dr. Serhal’s dream and vision, a perfectly put together puzzle of eclectic architectural elements from a different civilization.
This surgeon transformed into a creative architect had the largest and most beautiful collection of shisha (water-pipes or hookahs) of every kind, form, period, and material. The same may be said for his vases of opaline, cut glass, paintings, and sculptures.