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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Description: Home of Issac Bell on Newport's Bellevue Avenue is one of the best...
Home of Issac Bell on Newport's Bellevue Avenue is one of the best examples of shingle-style architecture in America.
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Great. We heard goiod things, but had never been. This is different than all the others, but real interesting to focus on an unfurnished house on a smaller scale. Will be one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Tucker, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great. We heard goiod things, but had never been. This is different than all the others, but real interesting to focus on an unfurnished house on a smaller scale. Will be one of our favorites. We had an early tour that was small with a good guide. The "cottages" are nice after seeing the mansions. We would highly recommend this... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We purchased the Newport Mansion Membership and we wanted to see all of the mansions. This was a nice experience, but it is not as magnificent as the other mansions because it focusses on architecture. It is not furnished. It was a really good learning experience. There was parking on the street and we also saw later, in the back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This home has tours every hour on the half hour. It was a docent led tour that focused on the architectural aspects and history of the home and designer. It wasn't decorated or furnished like the other mansions that we toured this week - to highlight the features and historical value of the home. I could see myself living here!

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This house is not furnished, so it is difficult to see how the aesthetic style really was integrated into the house as a whole. The guided tour was a bit dry - I would put this at the bottom of the list of the houses to see in Newport.

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just because this house isn't as grand on the outside or as opulent on the inside as the most popular ones available to tour, don't pass it up; it has something to offer that the others do not. While it's true that the home is almost totally void of furnishings, the few pieces it does have were found in the... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 870 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This visit we went to Chateau sur Mer, Chepstow, Kingscote and Isaac Bell House on the Saturday of the Newport Wine & Food Festival. The only property we have seen before was Chateau sur Mer, all the others were our first time visiting. Reading some of the reviews, we were not surprised that some of these properties are not visited... More 

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La Salle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

It is nice to see a home that is still going through the preservation process. This is a must see house in Newport.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After a heavy day of touring three mansions, Isaac Bell House tour was a breathe of fresh air. The House is very significant due to its American Shingle Style architecture and in my humble opinion, a more significant house to visit prior to visiting all those mansions. The house was designed by the firm of McKim, Mead and White (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKim,_Mead_%26_White)... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Saw both this house and The Breakers - and liked each for different reasons. I would love to live here, the house is just beautiful. The tour guide was knowledgeable and did a great job. I would have loved to see the top floor of the house, but sadly, that was not part of the tour.

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NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is better than all of the mansions put together. I fell in love with this house and its story as soon as I stepped inside. It might not look like much from outside, but the fascinating attention to detail, and the architect's love and passion for his family, shine through with every step. This isn't just a house-- it's... More 

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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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