This detailed view of the back terrace of Rosecliff shows McKim, Mead and White's unusual use of white glazed terra-cotta as the exterior, giving the mansion a pristine, gleaming appearance. The massive French doors separating the ballroom from the terrace face the harbor and allow the interior, also white, to take on the changing hues of daylight.
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Historic buildings – Rhode Island -- Newport; Newport (RI) – Buildings, structures, etc; Rosecliff Mansion (RI); Space (Architecture) – Rhode Island -- Newport;
548 Bellevue Ave.
Smolski, Chester; McKim, Mead & White; and White, Stanford, "Rosecliff Mansion" (1990). Smolski Images. 169.