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12 Quintessential Images Capturing Newport’s Classic American Elegance

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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 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.

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Photo Credit: Alexander Nesbitt

Summer sailing in Newport includes a spash in Mackerel Cove, made easier with a generously sized ladder for popping out of the water.

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Photo Credit: Alexander Nesbitt

The lush 63 acres at Hammersmith Farm, the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, sit on Narragansett Bay near the Newport Bridge.

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Photo Credit: Alexander Nesbitt

Blessed with lush trees, Oakwood’s six walled acres afford exceptional privacy, yet the harbor and town are within an easy walk.

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Photo Credit: Mick Hales

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).

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Photo Credit: Mick Hales

Framed family pictures greet arriving guests as they stop to admire the console and mirror, treasures from the Andy Warhol estate.

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Photo Credit: Mick Hales

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.

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Photo Credit: Alexander Nesbitt

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.

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Photo Credit: Alexander Nesbitt

Pattern on pattern, a hallmark of Berkeley House, brings wit and warmth to the library, which overlooks the backyard landscape and its majestic trees.

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Photo Credit: Mick Hales

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.

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Photo Credit: Michael Partenio

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.

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Photo Credit: Mick Hales

Happy Summer from Private Newport and Town&Country.

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