2009-03-19 / News

Jamestown homes featured on 'Newport' tour

The 2009 Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour will provide exclusive entry to several private homes in Jamestown on Sunday, April 26. This tour is sponsored by the Parents Association of St. Michael's Country Day School, in Newport.

Called "Hidden Jamestown," the 2009 Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour features five homes including a Victorian farmhouse by the Sea, which is an 1873 carpenter gothic cottage along the shore that features a square tower, gabled dormers, and a gingerbread trim porch overlooking Narragansett Bay.

Also on tour are a dramatic contemporary with a glass-walled living room's view to Newport, this 2001 architect-designed house of stone, steel and glass makes a stunning addition to the Jamestown shoreline.

A classic shingle and stone house, with its shingle-clad exteriors, stone foundation, and exquisite interiors, is a beautiful rendering of New England vernacular architecture.

An historic summer house with ample porches and a panoramic view of Jamestown Harbor, this 1898 Colonial revival in the exclusive Shoreby Hills neighborhood defines a gracious summer cottage.

Finally, a traditional village home with an open floor plan combines with a traditional cedar-clad exterior in this 1996 home nestled in Shoreby Hills, near the heart of Jamestown village.

Tickets for the 2009 House Tour cost $35 if purchased on or before Friday, April 17 and $40 if purchased after that date or on the day of the tour. All tickets, prepaid or otherwise, will be held for pickup on the day of the tour. Tickets may be purchased online at www.newporthousetour. com. On the day of the House Tour, registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at The Bay Voyage Inn, 150 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown. Trolley transportation will be available for an additional cost of $5 per person.

For ticket sales and more information about the event, go to www. newporthousetour.com, or send an email to newporthousetour@ gmail.com. Call 849-5970, ext. 359, for recorded information.

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