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Isaac Bell House

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
401-847-1000
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Ranked #34 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Historic Sites
Description: 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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379 reviews 379 reviews
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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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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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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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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2010

We enjoyed visiting this and Kingscote - they were "2 for the price of 1" on the mansion tour and were a lot smaller and very unique. When you tire of the opulance, head over to see this gem.

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