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A Newport Winter Perspective: Bellevue Avenue

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Bellevue Avenue’s charms are many, but its magical winter side is somewhat a well-kept secret. The soft, powdery snow of January 7th started at nine in the morning and continued past midnight even as we were departing the Clarke Cooke House, high winds whistling across the wharf and shooing us on our way. The anticipated three to six inches had turned into twelve to fourteen inches!

That morning, I had captured some of my favorite details along this famous two-mile avenue, now dressed in winter white. What a luscious contrast to the flowering vines and emerald lawns of summer.


From the elegant wrought iron gates of storied mansions to the whimsical camel topiaries at Doris Duke’s Rough Point, Bellevue Avenue proves once again worthy of its moniker as being, “…among the most important historic districts in the country, particularly for its outstanding architecture and those who dwelled within, assuring the Avenue its place of importance in late nineteenth-century American history.”








Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

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Bettie Bearden Pardee

About Bettie Bearden Pardee

Author of Private Newport and Living Newport, garden furniture designer (The Parterre Bench), national lecturer, and entertaining expert. An honoree for the second year on "The Salonniere 100 America's Best Party Hosts", she was also the host and creative producer of "The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House".

3 thoughts on “A Newport Winter Perspective: Bellevue Avenue

  1. We rarely get snow in NC, but 6 beautiful inches fell this past weekend. Love seeing the gorgeous gates of Newport. Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  2. While Newport is known as a summer resort town I personally feel that Newport is at its most beautiful with the winter snows as you have pictured here! Your photos are absolutely stunning and give the allusion of a winter wonderland!!!

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