A Storybook House


Clingstone is a faded and shingled 103-year-old mansion set on a rock in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. In it lives Mr. Wood, a 79-year-old Boston architect who bought the house with his ex-wife Joan in 1961 for $3,600. It had been empty for two decades and had been built by a distant cousin of Wood’s who designed a shingle-style house of picture windows, with 23 rooms on three stories radiating off a vast central hall. It reminds me of Aunt Josephine’s house on the cliff in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

What would it be like to live there I wonder? Read more about Clingstone here.



~ by Rohini on Thursday, September 3, 2009.

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