Fairholme, 237 Ruggles Avenue, Newport. Was featured in Architectural Digest as a featured property.
Graceful gates and a park-like setting introduce the impressive facade of the 20,000+ square foot main house which,with its elaborate half-timbering, richly textured surfaces and gothic tripartite entrance porch, gives few hints as tothe bright relaxed elegance of the interior. Silk covered walls, delicately molded plasterwork and an immenselimestone fireplace blend together in the entrance hall in soft harmonies of color and light. Directly opposite the frontdoor, extending along the south-facing rear of the house, brilliant flashes of sun, sky and sea pour in through leadedglass windows and doors.