Sights ~ C. C. Baldwin Mansion, Newport

C. C. Baldwin Mansion
420 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, Rhode Island

We came across this beauty during our walk along Bellevue Avenue a couple of weeks ago. Built in 1880 for the president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, the house bears the nickname "Chateau Nooga," a whimsical take on the Chattanooga Railroad Line. A whimsical nickname is only appropriate for this house, with its colorful half-timbered exterior in the "Quaint Style."

Chateau Nooga
Here's the best shot I could get without trespassing
Chateau Nooga detail
and a detail shot of the front door
The architect was George B. Post, who also designed the New York Stock Exchange, the Wisconsin capitol building, the Arts & Industry building at the Chicago Columbian Exposition in 1893, among many others. I love the details of it, like the flowers framing the front door. The house also has stained glass by John LaFarge of Newport, who made windows for many American churches and invented opalescent glass.

a real estate broker's shot, who didn't have to worry about trespassing
Apparently, the house is for sale, with an asking price of $2.5M. It has 12 bedrooms, 7.1 baths and boasts 8700sf of living space.

The real estate listing has great shots of the interior as well.


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