Thank you, Sam Dangremond, for once again mentioning the “twelve gorgeous pictures” that appear in my book, Living Newport: Houses, People, Style as proof that “Newport is the Epitome of Old School American Elegance.” Who can say this better than Town and Country? I am excited to provide the post (below) just as it appeared at townandcountrymag.com. And if you are not already a subscriber to their website, or the magazine itself, I strongly urge you to subscribe to both! See what you’re missing!?
The elegant design of the Haigney family’s rose and knot gardens is a striking contrast to the rugged topography of Newport’s peninsula.
Summer sailing in Newport includes a spash in Mackerel Cove, made easier with a generously sized ladder for popping out of the water.
The lush 63 acres at Hammersmith Farm, the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, sit on Narragansett Bay near the Newport Bridge.
Blessed with lush trees, Oakwood’s six walled acres afford exceptional privacy, yet the harbor and town are within an easy walk.
Alice Ross’s friend, the late Keith Irvine, challenged her to have “more courage” in her selections, which prompted her to select a tiger-striped Wilton carpet banded in red for the stairwell (very Diana Vreeland, Pardee says).
Framed family pictures greet arriving guests as they stop to admire the console and mirror, treasures from the Andy Warhol estate.
Edwin Lutyen’s English country ethos provided many design details, so handsomely apparent in the kitchen with its large, many mullioned window and plaster wall treatment.
Antonia Fraker pauses for a moment as she prepares to spend a quiet hour with just her bridesmaids and parents at Parterre (Pardee’s house) before going on to Rosecliff for the wedding ceremony.
Pattern on pattern, a hallmark of Berkeley House, brings wit and warmth to the library, which overlooks the backyard landscape and its majestic trees.
The Emile Ruhlmann-inspired mahogany dining table, with its sculptural grace, is the rightful centerpiece of a carefully edited dining room best described as serene.
Seaweed’s western-facing exposure provides a potpourri of sights, from The Ledges across the bay (center) to Bailey’s Beach to High Tide on the right.
Happy Summer from Private Newport and Town&Country.