Photography by Nat Rea
Bellevue House, Photo by Nat Rea
The following houses were featured in the 2014 House Tour:


Bellevue House: This Federal-style house, designed by Ogden Codman, Jr., in 1910, includes a stunning original entry hall with black-and-white marble floor, spiral staircase, and soaring rotunda; several first floor rooms have original furnishings. The grounds of the property offer even more delights with follies and gardens galore, including new garden fountains recently completed.


Commodore William Edgar House

Commodore William Edgar House: Designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1886, this elegant brick mansion features a distinctive upper story colonnaded porch and many original interior details such as coffered ceilings, quarter-sawn oak floors, built-in bookcases, a cherry-paneled library, and a drawing room that has been re-imagined as a splendid kitchen/great room with painted trompe l’oeil ceiling intact.


Photography by Warren Jagger
Hillside, Photography by Warren Jagger

Hillside: This Shingle Style house designed by Peabody & Stearns in 1882-1883 features a sweeping porte cochere, multiple gables and porches, and original interior details including quarter-sawn oak paneling and fireplace inglenooks. The 2.5-acre property is known for its specimen trees, beautiful gardens, and springtime display of more than 100,000 daffodils.


Photography by Nat Rea
Ossory House, Photography by Nat Rea

Ossory House: Designed in 1867 by George Champlin Mason, this handsome house features a wraparound porch and mansard roof, and an interior that integrates original paneling, stairway, and fireplaces with a renovated open-plan great room/kitchen at the rear of the house overlooking a pool and bluestone terrace.


Photo by Larry Lambrecht
Wind Shadows, Photo by Larry Lambrecht

Wind Shadows: Set on a breathtaking 20-acre property in the Ocean Drive area of Newport, this 2004 estate designed by Jamestown architect Ron DiMauro includes a main house, guest cottage, and sail loft. The main house exhibits a traditional approach to design details with the use of paneled wainscoting, beadboard walls, pickled oak floors, coffered ceilings, a mahogany-paneled library, and numerous ocean-facing bedrooms.


Photography courtesy Gavin Ashworth/The Preservation Society of Newport County
Photography courtesy Gavin Ashworth/The Preservation Society of Newport County

Isaac Bell House: Considered one of the best surviving examples of Shingle Style, the Isaac Bell House was designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1883, and features distinctive towers, gables, and porches and an innovative interior layout. The Isaac Bell House is a property of the Preservation Society of Newport County.


Barclay Butera Book Signing Reception site
Paradise Farmhouse at Norman Bird Sanctuary

Paradise Farmhouse: Recently renovated, this historic farmhouse dates from 1750 and occupies a pastoral setting on the grounds of the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown.

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