Clingstone, a cedar-shingled house built in 1905 and currently owned by retired Boston architect Henry Wood, stands on a rock in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay.
A panoramic view of Clingstone in Narragansett Bay. The Rhode Island house sits only 20 feet above sea level.
View from one of ten bedrooms.
A fireplace in the central hallway.
Henry Wood’s granddaughter, Roma Taitwood (in pink), dances with Betty Hasse in the main hallway.
Visitors grab a snack from the kitchen before heading to the beach.
The dining room seats fourteen.
An early sketch of the house.
Retired architect Henry Wood, 80, bought the 10,000 square foot home nearly 50 years ago. It had been unoccupied for 20 years and was in poor condition.
Clingstone is “green,” or sustainable, from the windmill on the roof to the composting toilets. The windmill provides electricity. Solar panels heat water for household use.
Visitors head to the boat dock for a trip to a beach.
The porch gives a view of Narragansett Bay — as does every other part of the house.
Desktop collectibles in a bedroom.
The dock where visitors to Clingstone arrive and depart.
From a bedroom window where sailboats and power boats glide by.
Queen Mary 2 dwarfed Clingstone as it sailed by years ago. The photo hangs above a doorway inside the house.
Clingstone is perched on a rock amid the larger islands of Narragansett Bay.
In wintertime, the House on a Rock stands out in the icy gray seascape.