Vinland, Newport RI

VInland, from the Ocean side

VInland, from the Ocean side

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.

Window detail

Window detail

I have heard this building referred to as a neo-Viking or Viking revival design.

Viking downspout

Viking downspout

It’s exterior decoration and red color certainly make it unique.

Exterior window frame

Exterior window frame

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.

Vinland Gatehouse

Vinland Gatehouse

Vinland name plate

Vinland name plate

The house’s original interior designs shown below were by Robert Codman, although today the interiors are quite rough in appearence.

Interior detail

Interior detail

I hope that Salve’s administration will renovate and restore the interiors in the future.

Click here to see more of my photos of Vinland.

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