I got to spend my day off wandering around Newport, Rhode Island the Newport Mansions with one of my good friends. It was a cold day, but a perfectly relaxing day wandering around the massive amounts of marble and columns present in the mansions of Newport.
The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the Pennsylvania coal industry.
Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or “cottage”, as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century.
Architecture is one of my favorite things to shoot. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of looking at the details in molding, doorknobs or ceilings. Enjoy this set of photographs from the Newport Mansions here and definitely visit them the next time you’re in Newport, Rhode Island.
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