Rough Point, located on Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, was constructed in 1892 by the architecture firm Peabody & Stearns for Frederick William Vanderbilt in the English manorial style. In 1894 Vanderbilt began renting the property. In 1922 it was purchased by James Buchanan Duke, of the American Tobacco Company, who hired architect Horace Trumbauer to greatly renovate the interiors. Upon Duke's death in 1925 the estate was bequeathed to his daughter, Doris Duke, then 12 years old. Rough Point eventually became one of Doris Duke's favorite residences. The estate is now opened to the public as a mansion museum reflecting Duke's taste and decor, including two topiaries in the shape of Duke's pet Bactarian camels, Princess and Baby. It is operated by the Newport Restoration Foundation, founded by Doris Duke in 1968 to preserve many historic homes in Newport.
I couldn’t be more in love with this floor. The black hex tile was one of the cheapest tile options we could find ($3.49/sq ft) from @flooranddecor but looks hella lux with pearl gray grout. I love that it is classic and totally fits with the 1920s Art Deco vibes of the home but also almost looks like snakeskin. It’s so sensual! 😻
Here’s a sneak peak of the before and after of the progress so far on this little fixer upper. It was a sad looking house before but with lots of hard work, it’s coming back to life. We’ve hit many road blocks and obstacles along the way but things are back on track. Still got lots to do inside but I cannot wait to see it finished. #atlantabungalow#historichome#fixerupper#beforeandafter
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Best way to see where you’re going is to look where you’ve been. Remembering back to this Waldo remodel and it’s crazy to think of the work that we’ve done since then!
The photographer this week asked where I get all my stuff. Well, mostly I like people's junk they don't want anymore- thrift stores, auctions, estate sales. Or in the case of this perfectly rustic blanket ladder, I got it at my parents' neighbor's curb. (I would say winning, but I hear the cool kids say extra now, & I don't know how to use that in the right context 🤷)
To us, there is no better way to experience a city other than to get on out there and wander around. With ten historic districts, Mobile has some lovely streets and neighborhoods to explore. Watch out for the ornate Historic Building Markers, which designate buildings that have contributed to Mobile’s 315 year history.
We’re dreaming about the glories of #spring blooms in #McMinnville ... the daffodils are beginning to show, teasing us with thoughts of blooming trees ... pink dogwood, flowering plums, cherry trees, along with an abundance of blooming joy everywhere. Spring is around the corner! And it’s a beautiful time of year to visit the #willamettevalley and #downtownmcminnville. Will you be joining us? Book now! 726fourth.com
The boxy silhouette, prominent eaves, and stickwork that seems to mimic a half-timber are hallmarks of the Victorian Stick style. Emerging during the transition between the Carpenter Gothic and Queen Anne styles, Victorian Stick style incorporates elements from both movements. On this house, for example, note the Queen Anne-style wraparound porch and a Gothic mansard roof. The residence was constructed in 1876 for Dr. Blair Moody, the first female physician in New Haven, which only adds importance to an already significant historic home.⠀
📷: Zillow Digs home in New Haven, CT
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Walk inside this Victorian home and you'll find two separate living areas and kitchens, original woodwork, and an attic at the top of the turret. What do you think?⠀
📷: @zillow home in Marshall, NC
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Snow-free stroll among Newport’s colorful clapboards (and loving the unexpected asymmetry of this one 😍)
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Guys, we FINALLY decided on a paint color for the farmhouse!!! I have no idea what the name of this is, but I know that our local @sherwinwilliams will figure it out for us! Originally we... I mean I... discussed painting the exterior all white, but quickly realized that given our location on a dirt road, and having pretty humid summers and really wet weather at times, mold and dirt would be rampant, meaning we would be scrubbing A LOT!! I like this Taupe option better, it will make the columns and trim pop, without being so overbearing like the current color scheme... neon yellow and forest green🙈 (📸: Pinterest)