2010-04-22 / News

Tour features Newport homes

Seaweed, a 22-room summer cottage, retains many architectural features dating to a 1903 re-design by noted architect Horace Trumbauer, including the lattice archways that grace a hallway. Seaweed, a 22-room summer cottage, retains many architectural features dating to a 1903 re-design by noted architect Horace Trumbauer, including the lattice archways that grace a hallway. The 2010 “Neighborhoods of Newport” house tour will be held this Sunday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event, organized as a benefit for the school by the Parents Association of St. Michael’s Country Day School, will provide exclusive entry to five private homes in Newport. The tour is sponsored by Franklin & Company Design Associates of Newport.

The five houses on the tour include Beacon Rock, an 1888 mansion designed by famed architectural firm McKim, Mead & White; Broadlawns, an 1880 Victorian house originally designed by noted architect George Champlin Mason; Seaweed, an 1850s oceanfront cottage redesigned in 1903 in the Colonial Revival style by noted architect Horace Trumbauer; Sulthorne, an elegant 2005 shingle-style house located on a beautiful property off Bellevue Avenue; and Swinburne House, a mid-1800s Greek Revival home in Newport’s Historic Hill area that once held a school for girls.

Tickets for the 2010 house tour are $35 if purchased by tomorrow, Friday, April 23; $40 thereafter. All tickets will be held for pick-up on the day of the tour.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.newporthousetour. com. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave. in Newport.

No photos may be taken during the tour, and no children under age 12 or pets are allowed. Attendees will be asked to remove shoes before touring each house.

The money raised from the house tour benefits the students of St. Michael’s Country Day School.

Visit www.newporthousetour. com or email newporthousetour@ gmail.com. Call 849-5970, x-359, to hear recorded info.

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