I feel like a mere child next to the two of you, hope I am doing as well when and if I get to my seventies. I too was a beta tester for GL, I was the dumb one, hehehe. It took me forever to figure out where to click to get upstairs. In the downstairs area, you have to go to rooms beyond the rooms and the area outside of the garden, looks like GL's Carriage House (visit Mystery Manor and take a look. Watch out for the ghosts that reside at the Manor and don't step or sit on the ghostcats.
What kind of magic spell to use?