This past Sunday Chris and I attended the Newport Neighborhood Home tour and it did not disappoint. There was a strict no photo policy, so I'm going to have to get creative in sharing some of the homes with you all...
My favorite was the Gray Craig estate. During the tour Chris overheard some people saying the home was previously owned by Nicolas Cage. Come again???
So you know I had to Google it when we got home. According to the Providence Business News, Cage purchased it for $15,700,000 in 2007 and sold it for $6,200,000 last year. Ouch.
Here are some images from the real estate listing (view more here).
Moving on to Chepstow, a mansion owned and maintained by the Newport Preservation Society. It, and all its furnishings, were bequeathed to the Preservation Society in 1986. Today it looks much the same as it did in 1986--lots of florals, antiques, & ruffles. More info available here.
Did anyone who lives locally attend the tour?
Thank you to Roselle McConnell, Co-Chair of the Neighborhood of Newport House Tour for providing passes to Chris and I. We hope to see you next year!