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William Watts Sherman House, Newport RI

William Watts Sherman House

William Watts Sherman House

An 1874 Shingle Style house designed by architect H.H. Richardson after the Queen Anne designs of Richard Norman Shaw.  It is currently being used as a dormitory at Salve Regina University.

Not bad for dormitory living

Not bad for dormitory living

The house’s decor is by Stanford White.  Including the Library, whose mill work is still fantastic- it is painted peacock green with gold trim and embodies a wide variety of styles- Moroccan, Chinese,  English, etc.

Magnificent Library Millwork

Magnificent Library Milwork

Milwork Detail

Milwork Detail

The upstairs window seat is lined with beautiful yellow – flowered motif stained glass, creating a beautiful window seat.

WIndow seat

WIndow seat

Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat

Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat

Click here for more of my photos of the William Watts Sherman House.

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Ochre Lodge, Salve Regina University, Newport RI

Front, Ochre Lodge

Front, Ochre Lodge

Ochre Lodge was built by Architect Dudley Newton in 1882-83 for Mrs. Julia H. Eldridge.

Ochre Lodge, Rear view

Ochre Lodge, Rear view

It is now a dormitory at Salve Regina University.  I had the pleasure of staying here for a few days in June 2012.

Main Stairway

Main Stairway

Stairway detail

Stairway detail

2nd floor hallway window

2nd floor hallway window

It still has lovely wood work, stained glass, and other architectural features.  I particularly loved the porch.

Ochre Lodge porch

Ochre Lodge porch

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Katherine Seymour Day House, Hartford CT

West Side Day House 1

West Side Day House 1

Built in 1884 for Franklin and Mary Porter Chamberlin in the Nook Farm neighborhood of Hartford CT.  Queen Anne in style, it was designed by the architect Francis Kimball.  It is a 20 room building that features nature inspired carvings both outside and inside.  Named after Harriet Beecher Stowe’s grand niece, today it is used as the administrative offices of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.  It is not open to the public, but the exterior architecture is enchanting.

Detail - Front Entrance

Detail - Front Entrance

Nature Carving Detail

Nature Carving Detail

Exterior, Corner Nook

Exterior, Corner Nook

Rear View, Day House

Rear View, Day House

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Sagamore Hill – Oyster Bay Cove, NY

Sagamore Hill served as the Summer White House from 1902 to 1909. It is the only home Theodore Roosevelt ever owned. I visited the Queen Anne style house on July 26, 2008 – It had been many years since my last visit.

Sagamore Hill Entrance

Sagamore Hill Entrance

The interior of the house is fairly dark now, partly because of its furnishings and partly because the trees have grown so tall……

Sagamore Hill - Front View

Sagamore Hill – Front View

Sagamore Hill - Back View

Sagamore Hill – Back View

The house has some exterior decoration, but it is restrained – especially for a Queen Anne Style house.

Brick Work Detail 1st Floor

Brick Work Detail 1st Floor

North Wing Presidential Seal

North Wing Presidential Seal

Front Porch Column - Base Detail

Front Porch Column – Base Detail

I thought the ornamentation on the front porch columns was interesting – very masculine.

Ice House & Roof Line - Sagamore Hill

Ice House & Roof Line – Sagamore Hill

Windmill Water Pump

Windmill Water Pump

The windmill powered a water pump- to get running water to the third floor of the house.

Windmill - Detail

Windmill – Detail

Also on the grounds of Sagamore Hill is another home, Old Orchard House, built by Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in 1938.

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