Custom Jade Green Roof Tiles for Newport Chinese Teahouse

Chinese Teahouse, Vanderbilt, Belmont, Newport, Terra Cotta roof tiles, Custom glazed, Boston Valley

The installation of the custom glazed terra cotta roof tiles is underway in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Chinese Teahouse in Newport Rhode Island is in the process of receiving new terra cotta roof tiles, crafted and glazed at Boston Valley Terra Cotta to match the the historic structure’s original jade green roof.

Alva Vanderbilt Belmont commissioned the construction of the Chinese Teahouse at the back of the Marble House property in 1912. It is thought to be the only structure in the United States of its kind east of San Francisco. The Teahouse was originally designed by the New York architectural firm of Richard Howland Hunt and Joseph Howland Hunt.

Custom glazed roof tiles, Boston Valley, Green glaze, Rhode Island, Chinese Teahouse

Terra cotta tiles ready to be packaged and delivered for installation.

Chinese Teahouse, Custom Glaze, Queen of Green, Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Newport, Rhode Island

In natural light the subtle range of the the custom green glaze is beautifully highlighted.