Newport Villas: The Revival Styles 1885-1935

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A survey of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, for all who love grand houses.Newport Villas describes the architectural and social development of this summer resort town, the nexus of wealth and fashion at the end of the nineteenth century. All the accoutrements were the best that money could buy, whether it was Parisian frocks, meticulously groomed thoroughbred horses, or meals prepared by imported French chefs. To properly mount their entertainments, Newport's elite built "cottages" that ranged ...

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Overview

A survey of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, for all who love grand houses.Newport Villas describes the architectural and social development of this summer resort town, the nexus of wealth and fashion at the end of the nineteenth century. All the accoutrements were the best that money could buy, whether it was Parisian frocks, meticulously groomed thoroughbred horses, or meals prepared by imported French chefs. To properly mount their entertainments, Newport's elite built "cottages" that ranged in size from thirty to seventy rooms. The country's most accomplished architects designed these seaside villas, many of them rivaling the great houses of Europe. Pictured here in abundant archival and new photographs, with accompanying floor plans, the houses cover the gamut of revival styles from Colonial Revival to Italian Renaissance Revival, from French Classical Revival to Georgian Revival.

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The Breakers. Château-sur-Mer. The Elms. The Kingscote. Their very names are entrancing. The oceanside mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, still carry an aura of Gilded Age opulence. This truly grand pictorial draws on 350 black-and-white photographs (many from rarely seen archives) and 25 color photos to display these elaborate villas in all their majesty.
The Providence Journal
“[M]ay be the most thorough and accessible guide to Newport’s Gilded Age mansions yet published….Newport Villas is a must-have.”
Rob Hardy - The Commercial Dispatch
“Its photographs and detailed descriptions are a welcome documentation of a small but glittering part of American and social history.”
Sacramento Book Review
“[A] well-produced and organized book. Recommended for armchair architectural voyeurs.”
David Patrick Columbia - New York Social Diary
“[A] treasure for those who are interested in the history and the architecture of the Gilded Age in Newport.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393732702
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/26/2009
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael C. Kathrens, an independent scholar specializing in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American residential architecture and interior decoration, wrote The Great Houses of New York 1880-1930. He lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 23

Introduction 25

The Villas

Wakehurst James J. Van Alen Van Alen, James J. 45

Ochre Court Ogden Goelet Goelet, Ogden 58

Rough Point Frederick W. Vanderbilt Vanderbilt, Frederick W. James B. Duke Duke, James B. 68

Beacon Rock Edwin D. Morgan III Morgan, Edwin D. 75

Marble House William K. Vanderbilt Vanderbilt, William K. 82

Belcourt O. H. P. Belmont Belmont, Oliver H. P. 91

Harold Brown Villa 101

The Breakers Cornelius Vanderbilt II Vanderbilt, Cornelius 106

Shamrock Cliff Gaun M. Hutton Hutton, Gaun M. 120

Crossways Stuyvesant Fish Fish, Stuyvesant 126

Villa Rosa E. Rollins Morse Morse, E. Rollins 134

High Tide William Starr Miller Miller, William Starr 142

Vernon Court Mrs. Richard A. Gambrill 150

The Elms Edward J. Berwind Berwind, Edward J. 159

Rosecliff Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs 171

Hopedene Mrs. E. H. G. Slater 182

Chetwode William Storrs Wells Wells, William Storrs 189

Whiteholme Mrs. Henry Barton Jacobs 199

Claradon Court Edward C. Knight, Jr. Knight, Edward C. 206

Armsea Hall Francis Vinton Greene Greene, Francis Vinton 215

Harbour Court Mrs. John Nicholas Brown 223

Castlewood Mrs. Emile Bruguiere Louis Bruguiere Bruguiere, Louis 231

Sherwood Pembroke Jones Jones, Pembroke 238

Berkeley Villa Martha Catherine Codman Codman, Martha Catherine 245

Beacon Hill House Arthur Curtiss James James, Arthur Curtiss 253

Bonniecrest Stuart Duncan Duncan, Stuart 262

Miramar Mrs. George D. Widener 272

Cherry Neck Bungalow Lucy Wortham James James, Lucy Wortham 283

Sea View Terrace Edson Bradley Bradley, Edson. 290

Gray Craig Michael M. van Beuren van Beuren, Michael M. 301

Bois Dore William Fahnestock Fahnestock,William 310

The Waves John Russell Pope Pope, John Russell 318

Champ Soleil Lucy Drexel Dahlgren Dahlgren, Lucy Drexel 328

Fairholme Alphonso Villa Villa, Alphonso 336

Terre Mare Verner Z. Reed, Jr. Reed, Verner Z. 345

Selected Catalog 353

Architects' Biographies 361

Bibliography 371

Index 375

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