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
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 Milwork
The upstairs window seat is lined with beautiful yellow – flowered motif stained glass, creating a beautiful window seat.
Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat
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Front, Ochre Lodge
Ochre Lodge was built by Architect Dudley Newton in 1882-83 for Mrs. Julia H. Eldridge.
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.
2nd floor hallway window
It still has lovely wood work, stained glass, and other architectural features. I particularly loved the porch.
Ochre Lodge porch
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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
Nature Carving Detail
Exterior, Corner Nook
Rear View, Day House
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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
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 – Back View
The house has some exterior decoration, but it is restrained – especially for a Queen Anne Style house.
Brick Work Detail 1st Floor
North Wing Presidential Seal
Front Porch Column – Base Detail
I thought the ornamentation on the front porch columns was interesting – very masculine.
Ice House & Roof Line – Sagamore Hill
Windmill Water Pump
The windmill powered a water pump- to get running water to the third floor of the house.
Windmill – Detail
Also on the grounds of Sagamore Hill is another home, Old Orchard House, built by Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in 1938.