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A Newport state of mind

A manse that dates back to the dawn of the city's gilded era is for sale at $10.7m

Oakwood, the 19th-century summer residence of Mary Alida Astor Carey, features a former ballroom renovated into drawing room. (Globe Staff / Tom Herde) Oakwood, the 19th-century summer residence of Mary Alida Astor Carey, features a former ballroom renovated into drawing room.
By Gail Ravgiala
Globe Staff / January 6, 2008

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NEWPORT, R.I. - While fine examples of this city's architectural gilded age were frozen in time as house museums, other notable properties continued to welcome owners, their families, and guests. Some such as Oakwood, the 19th-century summer residence of Mary Alida Astor Carey, have evolved into homes that pay homage to their heritage while adding all the amenities a 21st-century ... (Full article: 770 words)

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