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William S. Miller House (High Tide)
The arched-topped windows and stuccoed masonry walls of this mansion, along with its shingle-covered roof terminating in turret-like polygonal caps at either end, lend the sense of a rustic villa in the French countryside. The primary focus is the central pavilion, whose two-story bow front swells from the broad, shallow main block of the house; but High Tide's real prominence derives from its site. The balustraded balcony on the second story of the bow is all but demanded by the fact that this house, a summer residence for a New Yorker who was Whitney Warren's brother-in-law, sits on the most commanding promontory along the southern coast of Aquidneck Island, overlooking the entire rocky shoreline and the Atlantic beyond.
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