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Oakwood Estate - Rhode Island

Oakwood Estate, where the kings of New England live

The title refers to the famous line, "Good night, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England" said by Dr. Larch in the renowned 1985 novel by John Irving, The Cider House Rules, and the subsequent critically claimed film starring Michael Caine, whereby if the American region of New England was ruled by a monarchy, Oakwood Estate would without...

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Rimontgó’s Top Ten blogs make interesting reading

The development of the internet has had a profound effect on almost all of us, with search engines such as Google and Yahoo allowing us instantly to access information on any topic that captures our imagination, however obscure. While this has undoubtedly helped to make the lives of individuals more interesting, the changes wrought by constant...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Aerial view of Belcourt Castle, Rhode Island

Belcourt Castle – chateau status in Rhode Island

Whoever said America has no history or culture has obviously not been around enough. Admittedly Rhode Island is both one of the most historical and sophisticated parts of the US, but the elegant Belcourt Castle is an estate that would not be out of place among the finer chateaux of France. Located in one of the most prestigious parts of Newport,...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Peaceful Rhode Island

Rhode Island on the up

While Britain and other countries still feel the pinch of the economic crisis the US economy is showing itself to be pretty robust. In fact, growth towards the end of 2009 reached an annualised rate of six per cent, quite a reversal on a year ago. However, this is certainly not to say that the US is out of the woods just yet, and in a country as...

Monday, March 15th, 2010
Rhode Island property

Rhode Island leads worldwide luxury property revival

Rhode Island, long established as the home of some of the finest real estate in the world, seems to be in the vanguard of the revival of the luxury property market. Its otherwise buoyant market dropped off in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis of late 2008, but the early signs point to 2010 as the year in which this region regained its...

Monday, February 8th, 2010
Newport wharf

Newport, Rhode Island – Rhode Island’s gem

Best known as one of New England’s most popular summer resorts, Newport, Rhode Island, has plenty to offer visitors throughout the year. Enthusiasts of naval history will be most familiar with Newport as the location of the United States Naval College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Centre and a major training point for the US fleet. Newport has...

Monday, November 16th, 2009
Oakwood, Rhode Island

Oakwood – where history and elegance combine

America’s East Coast has traditionally displayed more European influence than any other part of the country and this cultural link is particularly obvious in the beautiful country estates that characterise this quiet, refined corner of the world. Perhaps the most prestigious is the Oakwood estate in Newport, Rhode Island; an historic property...

Friday, October 30th, 2009
Gray Craig

Gray Craig: Property of distinction

UPDATED: Gray Craig is no longer for sale. There are large, expensive chunks of real estate - and then there is property of true distinction. There is no doubt into which category Gray Craig falls. This gorgeous estate, located in the prestigious neighbourhood of Middletown, Rhode Island is only a short drive from the centre of Newport and is...

Monday, August 31st, 2009