Sunday, October 25, 2009

A house on a tiny island

An amazing house built on a rock in Narragansett Bay. Built in 1905 by J. S. Lovering Wharton. Bought in 1961 by the current owner Mr. Wood for $3,600.

He (Mr. Wood) and a crew of family and friends who share his passion for the place’s "deep bohemian funk," as Nicholas Benson, a stone carver from Newport, put it, have dedicated their time and skills (plumbing and wiring experience are always particularly welcome) to keeping the place from slipping into the water forever.

Read the NYTimes-article
View more pictures of the house


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