The Elms, Newport. The house was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer and finished in time for the season, 1901. The Elms is on the West side of Bellevue Ave. without a sea view. So a landscape was created that could live up to this gorgeous garden facade. JC
The Elms, in Newport, Rhode Island, was the summer home of coal magnate Edward Julius Berwind and his wife, Herminie. The couple hired architect Horace Trumbauer in 1898 to build a home modeled after the mid-18th-century Château d’Asnières in France; it was completed in 1901 for a reported cost of $1.4 million.
“of the Victorian-era homes. These homes were popular from the 1870s through the 1900s and were greatly influenced by British architect Richard Norman Shaw. The style is often characterized by ornamentation and excess — steep rooflines and porches with decorative gables, circular towers, decorative windows”