Description - Private Newport by Bettie Bearden Pardee
Newport, Rhode Island, blessed with stunning ocean vistas and constant sea breezes, is home to some of the most exceptional private residences in America. Its deeply rooted history makes it a perennial destination, with more than 3.5 million visitors each year. Although it is one of the most high profile towns in the country, Newport is also one of the most cloistered. Private Newport: At Home and in the Garden offers an invitation to venture beyond the privet hedges and massive iron gates. It is the first book to step inside the privately owned mansions to reveal a diverse collection of architectural jewels complemented by spectacular gardens. These homes, created by distinguished architects and landscape designers, are stunning examples of Newport's 375-year old-world heritage. Eighteen exquisite and unique homes are prominently featured-from the resilient crescent curve of majestic Seafair, which withstood the Hurricane of '38, to the prizewinning Japanese garden at Wildacre, to the nostalgic working farm of heritage breeds at Swiss Village-each contributing its own part to the Eden of America.
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Author Biography - Bettie Bearden Pardee
Bettie Bearden Pardee is a seasoned lecturer and an active member of the Newport community. She was contributing editor to Bon Appetit for ten years and author of the "Entertaining with Style" column. She produced and hosted the fifteen-part PBS series "The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House" and has produced segments, and appeared on, many TV spots including Good Morning America and Live with Regis and Kathy Lee. She and her husband divide their time between Newport, Atlanta, and New York.Photographer Mick Hales's work has appeared in House and Garden, Vanity Fair, Architectural Record, and Town and Country. His books include Monastic Gardens (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, 2000).