Newport

March 26, 2013

Hi everyone.  I had a great weekend that started on Thursday actually.  We braved a snow storm (really) to drive to Newport Rhode Island for a lecture on public gardens, landscape architecture and Olmsted put on by the Newport Preservation Society. Wow, what a serious collection of antique homes they have acquired… truly amazing and major treat for the architecture aficionado.   I take out-of-towners to this treasure-trove and it never disappoints.  An exhausting list of their properties looks like this: The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House, and Rosecliff. Rather than rant on about the houses themselves, I think instead I’l give the hight praise deserved for doing such a good job presenting these properties to the Newport Preservation Society .  Thank you.  And, I’m going to let them tell you about each of their beautiful properties.  click on the link to be taken to the Society’s web page.  Please do the stories behind each house are fainting.  breakers-mansion-newport-1This magnificent structure is the Breakers.

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The Elms is not to be missed.kingscoteSomething for everyone Kingscote is one of the few wooden structures in the collection.rosecliff-newport-rhode-island Here is where we were for the lecture, Rosecliff.breakers-mansion-sideview chateau-sur-mer-staircase breakers-mansion-gates rosecliff-ballroom-decorated chateau-sur-mer-newport-riOh and here is Chateau-sur-mer.

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