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The Edna Villa, or the Isaac Bell House is one of the best examples of the Shingle style architecture in the whole US. It was one of the products of the Gilded Age in the Newport, Rhode Island area. And like other mansions in the once popular resort city, it primarily served as a summer cottage.

The Isaac Bell House was built for Isaac Bell Jr., a prominent cotton broker and investor. He hired the famous New York architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White to design the house. It was completed in 1883, and was highly praised for its stunning and elegant architecture.

A National Historic Landmark, the Isaac Bell House was purchased by the Preservation Society in 1996. It is currently being restored, but tours are already available.
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