Clingstone

Jamestown, R.I. “THIS house is always going to have rough edges,” said Henry Wood, resting his frayed sneakers on a splintered pillar. “It’s never going to look like the Breakers.” It was another indecently beautiful day at Clingstone a faded, shingled and, yes, very rough 103-year-old mansion set on a rock in Narragansett Bay and Mr. Wood, its owner, was musing on what the place is not: specifically, that grander turn-of-the century folly in nearby Newport, a limestone-and-gilt palace built by a Vanderbilt in 1895. But in fact it’s the rough edges and salt-encrusted surfaces that Mr. Wood,…

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    Steven Papazian commented
    The price is correct. I know the owner, all he had to pay was back-taxes.
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  • John Seeley
    John Seeley commented
    Interesting house and a great story but I think the $3600 purchase price in the description may be a typo even in 1961
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    ad commented
    I am from near ri and I never herd of this place
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  • KiAikidoka
    KiAikidoka commented
    Beautiful craftsmanship!
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