House Drawings #1

Over the past year or so, I started drawing a bunch of the houses that I take photos of for Gothic Shack. Here's a couple from a recent trip up to Newport, RI. Both of these houses are in the Kay/Catherine/Old Beach Road neighborhood. This area got built up a lot after the Civil War with different style of architecture popular at the time. This was leading up to the point where Newport became the go to Summer spot during the Gilded age. You can see how different the styles of these two houses are, yet they are within a block of each other. They also are along the same road as the Tykhe house which I wrote about in my previous post!

This house is amazing. There's so many detail from the scalloped shingles, the shiny golden turret, the huge rounded paned windows, porches, balconies, etc. Wow.

This "little" medieval looking castle (or gatehouse) is so cool. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it anywhere else. The Zillow listing for the house says that it is a historic granite home built by Dudley Newton in 1875 as the porter's lodge to the Belair Estate.


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