Filed under: Estates
Last time I dragged everyone to Newport, Rhode Island for an estate of the day it was a modern home that didn't sit well with most commenters. Let me make it up to you with a classic Newport home which recently went on the market. Seaweed was built in 1905 and was designed by Horace Trumbauer, a Philadelphia architect also known for designing The Elms, one of Newport's classic homes. The 20-room house has all the amazing details you would expect, columns, crown moldings, carved mantels and elegant wainscoting. The solarium is particularly amazing, a curved room with a bank of windows facing the sea.
The home was built for the Gilded Age lifestyle, the main kitchen is in the basement with a dumbwaiter connecting to the first floor. There is a smaller kitchen in the butler's pantry on the first floor. Also the home has 14 bedrooms, six of which are on the third floor and were originally used for servants. The home has a wide lawn and a two-bedroom guest cottage. It is listed at $11.5 million. After the jump, unfortunately there are only a couple of pictures available of this amazing home.
[via Boston Business Journal]