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The Elms Mansion, Newport


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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 coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d’Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris.

This is last in my travel series throwing back to the Newport Mansions on Bellevue Avenue. Scroll down for pics of this posh palace!

COST: $1.5 Million

The Elms Mansion, Newport
Construction of The Elms was completed in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately $1.4 million.
The interiors and furnishings were designed by Allard and Sons of Paris and were the setting for the Berwinds’ collection of Renaissance ceramics, 18th century French and Venetian paintings, and Oriental jades.
The elaborate Classical Revival gardens on the grounds were developed between 1907 and 1914.
Mrs. Berwind died in 1922, and Mr. Berwind invited his sister, Julia, to become his hostess at his New York and Newport houses.
Mr. Berwind died in 1936 and Miss Julia continued to summer at The Elms until her death in 1961, at which time the house and most of its contents were sold at public auction.
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The Preservation Society of Newport County purchased The Elms in 1962 and opened the house to the public.
In 1996, The Elms was designated a National Historic Landmark.
The Elms Mansion, Newport
The Elms was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer (1868–1938) for the coal baron Edward Julius Berwind (1848–1936), and was completed in 1901.
The Elms Mansion, Newport
I really enjoyed walking through it!

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