Vinland was completed in 1884 for a member of the Lorillard family by the architect’s Peabody and Stearns. It was sold to a member of the Vanderbilt family in 1896 and enlarged by the same architects in 1907.
I have heard this building referred to as a neo-Viking or Viking revival design.
It’s exterior decoration and red color certainly make it unique.
Today, it and all of its original out buildings belong to Salve Regina University. The original gate house still proudly displays the name of Vinland.
The house’s original interior designs shown below were by Robert Codman, although today the interiors are quite rough in appearence.
I hope that Salve’s administration will renovate and restore the interiors in the future.
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