Rough Point in Newport, Rhode Island was the home of tobacco heiress Doris Duke. The English Manorial style home was designed by architectural firm Peabody & Stearns for Frederick William Vanderbilt and was completed in 1892. In 1922 James Duke purchased Rough Point and renovated the home and added two new wings. Doris Duke inherited the house in 1925 upon her father's death. Doris Duke passed away in 1993 and the the home is currently owned by Newport Restoration Foundation.
Here is a light hearted view of design. In 1982 a designer friend gave me a beautiful and cleverly illustrated children's book; Need a House Call Miss Mouse illustrated by Doris Susan Smith. It's a reminder of the pleasure that design brings, but at the same time it's a caution not to take it too seriously.
Doris Duke estate in Hawaii... Legendary tobacco heiress Doris Duke, the King of America had many homes around the world. But the best feeling in the estate of "Shangri-La" in Hawaii. Doris Duke, the whole long life wandered from one list, teasing the in