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The Elms

Listed under Country Houses in Rhode Island, United States.

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The Elms is a summer mansion located in Newport, Rhode Island. The Elms is one of the mansions of the Gilded Age and, like most of the homes built in that time, is constructed completely out of steel, brick and limestone to prevent fires.

The house cost an estimated 1.5 million dollars and was completed in 1901. The house was originally the summer home of Edward Julius Berwind, a coal baron.

The house is open for visitors and tours. The tours of the inside of the house take you through the basement, laundry room, steamer trunk, storage, galley, cellar, law, servants' quarters and a view of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.

Written by  Cassandra Lund.

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