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Located along the infamous Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, The Elms is a massive mansion built in 1901 for the coal baron, Edward Julius Berwind. It was designed by Horace Trumbauer, after the French Chateau d?Asnieres, as a replacement to their old beach cottage.

Using limestone, steel frames, and brick partitions, The Elms proved to be one of the most stunning mansions in the Bellevue Avenue. It has all the amenities that a European mansion has, including a grand ballroom, conservatory, grand hallway, salon, breakfast room, and a library. There were also a carriage house and stables that were later transformed into a large garage when automobiles started to proliferate.

Today, The Elms is owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County, who operates the site as a historic museum.
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