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Isaac Bell House

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-847-1000
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Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

we enjoyed a great tour of this house, it is not on the water and is more Arts and Crafts in style and furnishings..the house is a little dark but that was the style back then..if you are interested in that style , this is...More

Thank shelley b
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Unlike all the rest of the home tours in Newport, Isaac Bell is an architectural tour, rather than a history of the family/seeing the furniture the way it was set, etc. The tour guides are kind and very knowledgeable, it's worth going at least once...More

1  Thank NikNak119
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This house isn't about fancy furniture. It's actually empty. It's a tour all about the beautiful articture of the building. Very interesting.

Thank 07bahamabeach
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We studied this building when I was an architecture student at Cornell. Although we visited Newport, the Bell House was a private home back in the 80's so we where only able to view it from the street. Although small and modest by newport standards...More

Thank daniel s
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This mansion tour is unusual because it showcases the house while it's being refurbished. You get to see the house largely empty and down to the bare studs and flooring. Still interesting.

Thank 623amyf
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This open floor plan house built by McKim, Mead & White differs greatly from the rest of the houses in Newport. Taking inspiration from Japanese architecture, the Isaac Bell House is a departure from other houses on the Newport Mansions trail. While it is still...More

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by how different this house is from the other mansions. The house is mostly unfurnished, which allows visitors to see the beauty and creative style of the original structure. I also enjoyed hearing the history of the house and the people...More

1  Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 1 October 2016

There's a great back-story to the Bell House that makes it worth visiting if you're doing several tours. Unlike most tours, it's almost vacant of furnishings, but the architectural details make it a fun tour, and it's probably the least crowded of all the homes.

Thank Demar H
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It does not have gold and marble and collections. That is the good news. Instead, there are 5 different shingle styles, big porches including a sleeping porch upstairs. As the rooms, except for the dining room, are uncluttered with furniture, you can explore to your...More

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is possibly the least visited Newport Mansion since it does not have the over-the-top opulence of the others but this one has historic, architectural significance overshadowing its more showy neighbors. This particular house introduces the "shingle style" to American architecture and our guide was...More

Thank Ted S
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