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Ca’d’Zan

Bay side of Ca’d’Zan façade of the living room on the western elevation and marble terrace A Venetian Gothic Renaissance Revival Mansion. The personal estate of John and Mabel Ringling. The Ringlings were lovers of the Venetian aesthetic and chose the site overlooking Sarasota Bay for its vista, which reminded them of the lagoon of… Continue reading Ca’d’Zan

antiques, Cottages, Educational, Historical buildings, Mansions, Newport,RI

The Elms

Remember when I asked you to guess which Newport mansion I planned on visiting this summer based on My favorite historical show? It was Downtown Abby!! My newfound tv show binge led me to tour The Elms of Newport and take the backstage Servant Life Tour. Come along with me as I take you on… Continue reading The Elms

antiques, Cottages, Educational, Gilded Age, Historical buildings, Mansions, Newport,RI

Rosecliff

Last year I took you through a tour of The Breakers of Newport, Rhode Island. Down the streets of Bellevue Ave you will find mansion after mansion (or summer cottage, whichever you'd prefer). The streets are so nice to walk along. Large shade trees in every yard, ivy and rosebushes are climbing the stone walls. Iron gates made you feel like… Continue reading Rosecliff