If Jacob Elordi and Barry Keoghan aren’t your relationship goals for this year, we don’t know who would be! And if you still find yourself thinking over the twisted and dark comedy featuring the two actors, there’s one mansion outside of New York City that has the same opulent air to the country home in England.
Known as The Elms, this mansion in Newport, Rhode Island is a national historical landmark from the Gilded Age.
The two properties, the Drayton House in Northamptonshire (the actual house to appear in the film) and The Elms, both radiate splendor and wealth. Though the Drayton House is a privately owned estate that was constructed in the 1300s, The Elms wasn’t erected until 1901, around six centuries later.
Similar to the Drayton House, The Elms features an array of beautiful gardens, terraces, pavilions and a collection of paintings. Each embody the idealistic picture of a luxurious summer home. In fact, The Elms was actually constructed for residents Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind as their summer home.
After Mrs. Berwind (1922) and Mr. Berwind (1936) died, Edward’s sister, Julia, continued to spend her summers at The Elms until she passed in 1961. The grounds are now accessible to the public for tours after being purchased by The Preservation Society of Newport County in 1962. However, it does not open for the season until April 1, 2024.
At the time of completion, The Elms cost $1.4 million in construction. It was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer. It’s terraces showcase bronze and marble sculptures, an element that served as crucial symbolism within Saltburn with the minotaur statue. But one of the most striking features of the property is the Classical Revival gardens. The same could be said for the intricate gardens of Saltburn—let’s just hope if you ever visit the Newport mansion you don’t find yourself strolling alone with Oliver!
The Elms is less than a four hour ride by car from NYC. So, if you’re interested in visiting, you can learn more on The Preservation Society of Newport County’s website.