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Review of The Elms

The Elms
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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston
Ranked #5 of 118 things to do in Newport
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Owner description: The Elms was the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York. Mr. Berwind made his fortune in the coal industry. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres (c.1750) outside Paris. Construction of The Elms was completed in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately $1.4 million. The interiors and furnishings were designed by Allard and Sons of Paris and were the setting for the Berwinds' collection of Renaissance ceramics, 18th century French and Venetian paintings, and Oriental jades.
Reviewed 21 May 2012

This mansion was beautiful, like all others here...insanely beautiful!

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

I cannot believe they were going to team this beautiful place down. Beautiful.

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Reviewed 19 May 2012

The Elms has fabulous decor, plus wonderful grounds. In addition, a servants tour is offered.

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Reviewed 9 May 2012

They have a very thorough audio self guided tour. The house has undergone major restoration since we were last there, 10 years ago, and it looks beautiful today.

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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Amazing to imagine life at that time. I would never pass up this experience. The tours are very informitive.

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