Take a look at this amazing Rhode Island home, now named Belcourt Castle which was purchased by Carolyn Rafaelian, founder of the jewelry company Alex and Ani. The architectural detail in this nearly 40,000 square foot residence is incredible. The home was purchased for $3.6 million. Many millions will be spent on the rehab and when done, Ms. Rafailian has no plans to move in. Instead she may open the home for house tours, install an art gallery or use as an event space. I love that the home will be restored to its’ original beauty and that the public will be able to enjoy. See more pictures of this home here.
Carolyn Rafaelian, founder of Alex and Ani, has created a company that makes beautiful necklaces, bracelets and rings using recycled materials. The eco-friendly jewelry is made in America with the goal to not only produce beautiful jewelry but also to empower and enlighten those who wear it. Within Alex and Ani, the line called Charity by Design creates jewelry inspired by a variety of charitable organizations; each organization receiving 20% of the sales from that line. Stand Up To Cancer and Blessings in a Backpack are just two organizations that benefit.