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The Isaac Bell House is one of the best surviving examples of shingle style architecture in the country. The house was designed by the firm of McKim, Mead and White in 1883 for Isaac Bell, a wealthy cotton broker and investor. After passing through...more
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If you are a fan of the architecture of old, historic homes, this place is very cool! But unlike the other homes, it is mainly unfurnished and undecorated with paintings and the like. Just know what to expect and you will enjoy this home.
Shingle architecture. so unique and great to look at! Guided tour and worth the stop. Truly enjoyed the unique style of this house. Built earlier than the two giant mansions in town! So many details just waiting to be seen! Glad this house belongs to...More
When we visited Newport 6 years ago, this mansion was still in the process of being renovated. I was so very excited to see that it was open this time. This is unlike any of the other mansions in Newport. We were very fortunate to...More
The rooms are not furnished for a reason. Although a fine example of the shingle style exterior, the mansion’s interior was designed as a contrast in light and dark. Using the prevailing sun light, the contrast of the dark paneling of one room next to...More
[This is one of several Newport RI mansions and other attractions that I am reviewing for Trip Advisor. The attraction was visited over the weekend of July 30, 2018.]
A lot of people do not visit this attraction because they have heard the mansion is...More
This was my favorite out of all 11 Preservation Society sites. The house itself is breathtaking. There aren't many furnishings or decorations in the home, which allows you to really see the exquisite craftsmanship and design of the home itself; it is a work of...More
This house includes a guided tour which makes it a bit harder to schedule into your day. It was built before the Breakers and the style is very different - mostly dark wood paneling. There is little furniture and it has not been restored to...More
Response from acarneiro | Property representative |
Hi Lillian - First, in case you were contemplating a visit soon, I should tell you that the Isaac Bell House is now closed for the season. It will reopen next spring. For your planning purposes, that is a guided tour... More
Hi Lillian - First, in case you were contemplating a visit soon, I should tell you that the Isaac Bell House is now closed for the season. It will reopen next spring. For your planning purposes, that is a guided tour house. When it is open, tours are offered hourly on the hour from 10 - 5. An individual house admission is $17.50 for adults, but the price goes down if you purchase a multi-house ticket. I hope this helps your planning.