Homeowner Rod Rusyniak fell in love with gardening as a little boy working alongside his mother who was an avid gardener. "I was never a structure person," says Rusyniak of what he gravitates to in the garden. "I love color, I love texture."
Up close, this exquisite mansion exemplifies Gothic-revival style with ornate gable designs, a beautiful stone facade, and multiple brick chimneys. The hilltop estate sits on 1.3 acres and the home features nine bedrooms, six bathrooms and seven fireplaces.
Walking down Williams Street in Providence, R.I., is like stepping back in time, as this 1800's manor comes into view behind hedges and an iron fence. Though close to the street, the brick wall provides a touch of privacy.