The Clingstone House by Lovering Wharton: an Unusual Mansion on the Island
Clingstone, an unusual, 103-year-old mansion in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay survives through the love and hard work of family and friends. This house on an island looks straight out of a fairy tale. And 79 year old Boston Architect Henry Wood is its owner. The Clingstone House designed by J.S. Lovering Wharton with artist William Trost Richards probably got its name because it “clings” to a little rocky island. This mysterious dwelling with a 360-degree view of the ocean has a certain history. Three storeyed tall, the Clingstone House has a large centre hall, ten bedrooms and 23 rooms totally.
The spacious house has its interiors done in wood keeping with the design of the original home and the interior design looks very warm due to the colour choice. Clingstone seems to be very old-fashioned but it's equipped with modern technology (the roof-mounted solar panels and wind turbine to generate electricity, rainwater-recycling and seawater-filtration systems, and composting toilets). Now this spectacular mansion is ridiculously expensive. But it can become an own version of the heaven!