"I dream't I dwelt in marble halls"
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Seaview Terrace, Newport, Rhode Island

Also known as, Collinwood, the ancestral home of the Collins Family from the 1960s Gothic Soap Opera, "Dark Shadows"
Please follow this page, Edson Bradley's, "Seaview Terrace" on Facebook. It is written by a person who has spent years documenting it.

5 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

Such a busy, crowded place---it suffers from maintaining the smaller scale of the old Kernochan cottage buried within. One wanders aimlessly through its rooms, more an accretion than a plan. (Nevertheless, it is all too wonderful)

Mansions of the Gilded Age, Gary Lawrance, AIA said...

Yes, That's just what i love about it.It is funny, so many new homes are designed to look like that they have been added to over time to give them age. A mansion isn't really a mansion if you can't get lost in it!

minerva @ deer valley homes for sale said...

I definitely agree with you, Gary! Mansions should be huge! :)

M Arch said...

I am coming alittle late to the conversation but what is the connection between the owners of this mansion and the same family that owns significant mansions in Glen Cove Long Island? I think I read that this Newport home is in fairly decent condition and leased to a school. I think at least one of the two homes in Glen Cove is fast becoming a neglected wreck?

Mansions of the Gilded Age, Gary Lawrance, AIA said...

Yes, the one on Long Island is the former Woolworth mansion, Called Winfield and has been for sale for quite a few years and is not in the best of shape. I heard that Seaview Terrace was having some work done to keep it from deteriorating, but I have also heard that not much is happening.

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