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7 Magical Vintage Mansions

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Be amazed with this seven examples of mansions that were created by a movement in the history of the arquitecture such as Arts and Crafts to Victorian, these styles are great if you want a vintage touch on your houses. Maded by natural raw materials such as wood and stone making beautiful contructions perfectly matched to the surrounded environment. And Victorian houses made by beautiful ornamented decoration typical of the era, with very light and colorful paintings.

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park is a historic site in the Kinlichi Knoll neighborhood of Flagstaff, Arizona, bordering Northern Arizona University.Charles Whittlesey was the architect for the Riordan homes. He also was the arquitect for the El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon. Architectural similarities between the structures can be found in the massive stone arches at porch corners as well as exterior elements that reflect the surrounding landscape like log planks, wood shingles, and native stone.

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arts and crafts mansion by Charles Whittlesey
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arts and crafts mansion by Charles Whittlesey
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arts and crafts mansion by Charles Whittlesey

Nijō Castle is a flatland castle located in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens. The surface area of the castle is 275,000 square meters, of which 8000 square meters is occupied by buildings. It is one of the seventeen assets of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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nijyo castle kyoto, japan
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nijyo castle kyoto, japan
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nijyo castle kyoto, japan

Castle in clouds, perched high in the Ossipee Mountain Range in Moultonborough, NH is an iconic, turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts mansion with breathtaking views overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Built by shoe magnate, Thomas Plant in 1913, the estate is now open to the public and offers 45 miles of trails, winding paths along beautiful gardens, horseback riding and tours of the castle itself. The Carriage House Cafe & Patio are earning rave reviews and serves lunch seven days a week.

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castle in clouds by Thomas Plant
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castle in clouds by Thomas Plant
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castle in clouds by Thomas Plant

 

Clingstone, an unusual, 103-year-old mansion in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. The house was abandoned in the 1940′s until it was bought by Henry Wood in 1961. Henry Wood, the owner, runs the house like a camp: all skilled workers welcome. The Jamestown Boatyard hauls the family’s boats and floating dock and stores them each winter in return for a week’s use of the house in the summer. Mr. Wood, a 79-year-old Boston architect, bought the house with his ex-wife Joan in 1961. It had been empty for two decades. Today, the mansion which has 360-degree views of the bay offers a combination of grandiose opulence and rough beach house charm. The mansion itself is massive containing 23 room, including 10 bedrooms spread out over three floors.

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Clingstone by Henry Wood
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Clingstone by Henry Wood
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Clingstone by Henry Wood

 

The Carson Mansion is a large Victorian house located in Old Town, Eureka, California. Regarded as one of the highest executions of American Queen Anne Style architecture the home is “considered the most grand Victorian home in America.” It is one of the most written about and photographed Victorian houses in California, and perhaps, in the United States. Originally the home of one of Northern California’s first major lumber barons, since 1950 it has been a private club,The home and grounds are not open to the public.

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the carson mansion, california
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the carson mansion, california
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the carson mansion, california

 

In the center of the Chihuahua’s city stands out the beautiful Gameros Mansion, full of historic happenings. Built in 1907 contains sophisticated arquitectonic details of french Art Nouveau. Today it is a museum and it’s open to the public.This Mansion occupies a surface of one thousand square meters and its surrounded of beautiful and carefully ornate gardens. In the main entrance stands out four feminine figures and in the interior have handsome stained glass that filters a mysterious light up to the interior of the enclosure.

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gameros mansion, center of Chihuahua
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gameros mansion, center of Chihuahua
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gameros mansion, center of Chihuahua

 

The Tacon-Barfield Mansion in Mobile, Alabama. Also known as the Tissington House. Completed in 1901. View of the front (south) and west elevations.

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The Tacon-Barfield Mansion in Mobile, Alabama
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The Tacon-Barfield Mansion in Mobile, Alabama
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The Tacon-Barfield Mansion in Mobile, Alabama