Seaview Terrace, the exterior for Dark Shadows, the horror soap opera that use its facade as an exterior set, that was known as the Collinwood Mansion.
It originally occupied a city block in Washington D.C. and its whiskey baron owner, Edson Bradley, bought and renovated the palatial mansion with hopes of avoiding Prohibition in the nation’s capital. But D.C. went dry a Bradley had a fleet of workers dismantle whole rooms from the house, transport them 400 miles and tack them onto an existing mansion in Newport.
Vin Fraioli of Edge Realty RI, which listed the property late last month,
There’s so much history here.”
It is the largest privately owned estate in Newport and was used by the Army during World War II and, for a while, it also housed a girls’ boarding school.
The great hall is adorned with the circa-1544 stained glass work, “The Flagellation,” which was designed for Milan Cathedral
With sixty-three total rooms over three levels, it has twenty-nine bedrooms and nineteen bathrooms, and is over 43,000 square feet.
Seaview Terrace is on the market for $29.9 million.
(via RI Monthly)