What is the design style of Castle Hill Inn?

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Jane C. Govednik

The design style of Castle Hill Inn varies from structure to structure. The historic mansion, which is the hub of the property, was built as the summer home of noted Harvard marine biologist Alexander Agassiz in the late 19th century. Much of the woodwork from that time still exists, as do many of the original painted details and collected antiques. Guided by Agassiz's extensive travels, some of the mansion's interior shows a definite Asian influence, lending an exotic feel to the elegant Victorian-era style. The property's Beach Houses and Cottages are designed in soothing ocean colors, clearly inspired by their private coastal location. The shingle-sided Harbor Houses and Chalet are set deeper on the grounds of Castle Hill Inn along a captivating rocky landscape. These hideaway rooms are designed in earthy colors with distinctly luxurious touches that include French doors and tumbled-marble heated floors.

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