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Historic Homes: Newport, RI's Living Legacy

Historic Newport RI Homes are one of the many desirable attributes of the City by the Sea.  In fact, Newport offers one of the largest concentrations of Colonial homes in the nation.  If you are charmed by Colonial character and are thinking of purchasing a historic home, then don’t miss the 17th Century historic John Bliss House, c. 1680.

John Bliss House for Sale, c. 1680

This antique Newport home is for sale.  Built by Quakers, the John Bliss House was a working farm sitting high on a hill with pastoral views to the Ocean. The John Bliss House is possibly the oldest continuous residence in Newport today. The property offers a perfect balance between historic ambience and modern living with a rich…

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 We are ever so pleased to announce the recent coronation of our own Caroline Richards!  The ceremony took place at the closing of 15 Lucas Avenue. where Buyers, Aram Terchunian and Lise Freilinghaus paid homage to the unsuspecting agent with a crown, a scepter, her own personalized playing card and a framed rendering of the incredibly cute house.  

Caroline was lauded for keeping things together through some particularly gnarly twists and turns.  The grateful (and creative) Buyer and Seller were heard to exclaim,  "Long live my real estate agent!"

Now 'at's sumfin you don't 'ear evrey die, Queenie!  Congrats!

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A Cautionary Tale: Don't bring the horse in the house.

Like many historic towns, Newport, RI has a rich oral history. My father in law, the late John Hogan, was a great story teller.  In addition to being a life long Newporter, he worked for many years as a docent in the mansions. Tales about Newport families - wealthy ones and everyday people - would just spill out of him whenever we visited. I wish he had been a blogger because many of those stories will be lost over time. Here's one of his more memorable urban legends:

Sometime in the last mid-century, a family lived in a big, beautiful house on Old Beach Road in the Kay Catherine section of Newport.  They had a barn out back where the family horse resided.  One exceptionally cold Christmas Eve,…

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