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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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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive

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Wonderful example of the architectural aspects of this style

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2014
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Los Angeles
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312 reviews 312 reviews
259 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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459 reviews 459 reviews
256 attraction reviews
832 helpful votes 832 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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235 reviews 235 reviews
112 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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297 reviews 297 reviews
143 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This is a Stanford White designed house. You can not visit this house on your own. You must take a tour. In June tours are only given on weekends about an hour apart. This house has very little furniture, no art work, no curtains, no expensive baubles. The tour puts the emphasis on the architecture of this house. The first... More 

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