97 - 105 Ruggles Ave, Newport, RI 

Luxury Lifestyle Real Estate in Newport, RI 

"Hilltop, the childhood home of Newport artist, Richard Grosvenor, was commissioned by Theodore W. Phinney and designed by noted architect Richard Morris Hunt. Enter the circular driveway through a wrought-iron gate to an oasis set back on a hill and surrounded by a plethora of specimen trees on over three acres of undulating grounds in a private setting. The interior has the ambiance of a baronial lodge filled with intricate wood details and characterized by a collage of free-flowing spaces as one moves from one room to another. A picture window with copious leaded glass panes bathes the soaring two-story library with morning sunlight and is flanked by a grand tiger-maple-and-oak staircase leading up to the stunning second-floor landing. Features include oak timber beams and joists with carved cattails, rosettes, egg-and-dart, and intricate basket-weave design throughout the first-floor public areas. The dining room with parquet floors looks out onto the living room’s massive stone fireplace and has an exotic tiled Moroccan oven adorned with a bronze relief by the architect's brother, William Morris Hunt, and is currently being used as a digestif bar. It is only natural that the current owner and her late husband who had a passion for restoring vintage wooden boats would have a vision to bring the property back to life. Within walking distance to downtown Newport, Cliff Walk, beaches, tennis, golf, and yacht clubs, this hidden gem awaits its new steward."

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MLS#  1263870   Listed by [Gustave White Sotheby's Realty]

425 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI

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Asking Price:  $5,450,000      

MLS#  1261484   Listed by [Lila Delman Real Estate]

​​Asking Price:  $3,325,000      

7 bdrm  6 full bath  2 half bath  10,217Sqft  Built 1900     

5 bdrm  6 full bath  2 half bath  7,879Sqft  Built 1870     

Newport is the home of the America's Cup Regatta, this vast city is perhaps among the top 10 locations in the United States for luxury living, mega yachts, private airport, and magnificent homes for the rich and famous who want it all. Being one of the three towns that make up Aquidneck Island, Newport is known as the "City by the Sea". The colonial architecture and historic Gilded Age mansions are a sight-seeing favorite among everyone who visits. One of the most popular attractions is the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk that borders the shoreline and was deemed a National Recreation Trail for public use. Newport has everything one could need for a lavish lifestyle from fine dining to charming coastal excursions.    

"LUXURY, ELEGANCE, and SOPHISTICATION define this centrally located Gilded Age Mansion. "ROCKRY HALL", a Gothic Revival was built by Seth Bradford in the late-1800s. Soon after construction a fire ravaged the mansion. When the home was being rebuilt, "Dellmainâ", a neighboring Queen Anne was moved 100 feet and angled into Rockry Hall on the northeast corner. The end result was a mixture of two period homes, which is what exists today. Over the past 13 years, the home has been extensively renovated featuring a 20x40 gunite pool and spa, "Christopher Peacock" kitchen, Niles surround, and central air conditioning to allow for the enjoyment of modern amenities, while maintaining period detail. The open floor plan is warm and inviting. Step inside the home from the porte-cochère and you will find a grand front hall, great room, library, living room, large dining room, open kitchen, two powder rooms, and two covered porches. On the second floor, you will find an over-sized master suite, laundry, and three additional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. On the third floor you will find 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Sited on just over an acre of professionally landscaped gardens, this "in-town" residence allows privacy while also being a short distance to the beaches, Bellevue Avenue Shops, Newport, Harbor, International Tennis Hall of Fame, restaurants, and Cliff Walk."


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