16.9.08

The Clingstone House.


Lately I've found I'm really drawn to houses. Is this called growing up? Is it part of some kind of natural progression, like some kind of clucking for real estate? We went to Manly Beach this past weekend an found a place I would die to own. I even started to calculate what I would need to do in order to afford it. Alot it seems, as the place was beach front and enormous, part bed and breakfast, part home. My heart, though, is set on it.. or was until I saw this place.






The Clingstone house.

A 103-year-old mansion in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay. The house is owned by Mr. Henry Wood, a 79-year-old Boston architect who bought the house with his ex-wife Joan in 1961 for $3,600. It has an incredible 23 rooms and 64 windows. This place is beautiful but as it's not the most practical of homes it's only used two weeks of the year. It reminds of the house on the cliff in Lemony Snicket's A Serious of Unfortunate Events. Magnificent and the beautiful photography of Erik Jacobs helps too.

Photographs are Erik Jacobs' for The New York Times.

3 comments:

yatzer said...

I 'm glad you love it!!

Actually..is amazing!!

Kind regards


Costas

Lily, Rosemary and The Jack of Hearts said...

AMAZING house

kimberlee said...

whoa honey! this is fabulous!

thanks for showing it off!

 
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