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Kingscote, Newport RI

Kingscote front

Kingscote front

Kingscote was originally designed by Richard Upjohn for George Noble Jones in 1839 – 1841.

Side view of Kingscote

Side view of Kingscote

One of my favorite rooms in Kingscote is the dining room, which was expanded sometime in the 1870’s to 1880’s by the firm of McKim, Mead and White.  To quote their webpage: “The room combines Colonial American details with exotic ornament – reflecting the architects’ interest in combining eastern and western motifs. The innovative use of materials was also important, such as cork tiles as a covering for the wall frieze and ceiling, and an early installation of opalescent glass bricks by Louis Comfort Tiffany.”

Kingscote Dining Room

Kingscote Dining Room

Today it is one of the mansions operated by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

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Chepstow, Newport RI

Chepstow

Chepstow

Chepstow was designed by George Champlin Mason and built for the Schermerhorn’s in 1860-1861.  It is Italianate in style with a French roof.

Detail of porch

Detail of porch

Today it is one of the mansions operated by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

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