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The Isaac Bell House is one of the best surviving examples of shingle style architecture in the country. The house was designed by the firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1883 for Isaac Bell, a wealthy cotton broker and investor. After passing through...more
Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Isaac Bell House was my favorite of all of the Preservation Society properties that my husband and I visited during our trip to Newport. Although many other mansions managed to wow me with their impressive monumental architecture, the Isaac Bell House won me over...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We took the 12:30 tour of the Issac Bell House on Tuesday,Sept. 25. We enjoyed the tour very much. We had a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide (wish I remembered her name). The house does not really have any furnishings, so the tour is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you are a fan of the architecture of old, historic homes, this place is very cool! But unlike the other homes, it is mainly unfurnished and undecorated with paintings and the like. Just know what to expect and you will enjoy this home.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

A very different type of home on Bellevue. Much smaller scale but an American home. So many interesting details. Don’t miss it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

You must absolutely visit this house. Thanks to our guide Marry, a very pleasant and insidefull person. From à French family🙂

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Shingle architecture. so unique and great to look at! Guided tour and worth the stop. Truly enjoyed the unique style of this house. Built earlier than the two giant mansions in town! So many details just waiting to be seen! Glad this house belongs to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

When we visited Newport 6 years ago, this mansion was still in the process of being renovated. I was so very excited to see that it was open this time. This is unlike any of the other mansions in Newport. We were very fortunate to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

The rooms are not furnished for a reason. Although a fine example of the shingle style exterior, the mansion’s interior was designed as a contrast in light and dark. Using the prevailing sun light, the contrast of the dark paneling of one room next to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed July 12, 2018

This home is small and not elaborate like most of the mansions but interesting none the less. Very interesting architecture throughout the home. Worth seeing for sure.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

[This is one of several Newport RI mansions and other attractions that I am reviewing for Trip Advisor. The attraction was visited over the weekend of July 30, 2018.] A lot of people do not visit this attraction because they have heard the mansion is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lillian C
October 27, 2017|
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Response from acarneiro | Property representative |
Hi Lillian - First, in case you were contemplating a visit soon, I should tell you that the Isaac Bell House is now closed for the season. It will reopen next spring. For your planning purposes, that is a guided tour... More