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Under the will, the house would have reverted to her had it not been turned into a museum once the century had passed.
She had no desire to take the possession of the house. Quite the contrary, she wanted Mantin's wishes to be fulfilled.
But by threatening to exercise her right in law to take back the mansion, she forced the local authorities to act. They found the money to renovate, and the house opened at the end of 2010.