Historic RI Homes For Sale

Few American towns offer a wider variety of historic homes and antique buildings for sale than Newport, RI. Established in 1639, Newport is known for quaint Colonial streets lined with 17th, 18th and 19th century homes that have been preserved with care throughout the many years that these properties have stood within this community.

Historic home in Rhode Island

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.6M
Lowest Price $229K
Highest Price $15M
Total Listings 125
Avg. Days On Market 44
Avg. Price/SQFT $573

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RI HISTORIC HOMES FOR SALE

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180 Narragansett Ave, Newport

$15,000,000

180 Narragansett Ave, Newport

14 Beds 17 Baths 4 Half Baths 20,555 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1339260

Vanderbilt International Prop.

  • Furnished: Furnished
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2424 Tower Hill Rd, North Kingstown

$10,000,000

2424 Tower Hill Rd, North Kingstown

6 Beds 4 Baths 1 Half Bath 3,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1360097

Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

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37 Avondale Rd, Westerly

$9,995,000

37 Avondale Rd, Westerly

5 Beds 6 Baths 2 Half Baths 5,912 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1354254

Olga B. Goff Real Estate

Active
50 Ocean View Hwy, Westerly

$9,750,000

50 Ocean View Hwy, Westerly

4 Beds 6 Baths 2 Half Baths 6,025 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1355908

Olga B. Goff Real Estate

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43 Avondale Rd, Westerly

$7,500,000

43 Avondale Rd, Westerly

5 Beds 5 Baths 1 Half Bath 5,203 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1360706

Lila Delman Compass

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380 Ocean Rd, Narragansett

$5,295,000

380 Ocean Rd, Narragansett

6 Beds 3 Baths 4,363 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1360983

Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

Active
6 Stone Tower Ln, Barrington

$4,600,000

6 Stone Tower Ln, Barrington

4 Beds 3 Baths 6,282 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1359490

Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

Pending
80 Kay St, Newport

$3,785,000

80 Kay St, Newport

5 Beds 6 Baths 1 Half Bath 5,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1354829

Lila Delman Compass

Active
30 Sandy Point Farm Rd, Portsmouth

$3,500,000

↓ $200,000

30 Sandy Point Farm Rd, Portsmouth

0 Beds 0 Baths 30,269 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1347340

Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

Active
173 Coggeshall Ave, Newport

$3,495,000

↓ $205,000

173 Coggeshall Ave, Newport

8 Beds 5 Baths 9,193 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 1350539

Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

Active
173 Coggeshall Ave, Newport

$3,495,000

↓ $205,000

173 Coggeshall Ave, Newport

8 Beds 4 Baths 9,193 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1348165

Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

Pending
102 Touro St, Newport

$3,175,000

102 Touro St, Newport

7 Beds 5 Baths 1 Half Bath 4,221 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1358430

Coldwell Banker Realty

Active
1660 Main Rd, Tiverton

$2,975,000

1660 Main Rd, Tiverton

5 Beds 5 Baths 5,033 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1357533

Lila Delman Compass

Active
41 3rd St, Newport

$2,750,000

41 3rd St, Newport

6 Beds 4 Baths 2,662 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1354043

Coldwell Banker Realty

Active
8 Beacon Hill Rd, Newport

$2,750,000

8 Beacon Hill Rd, Newport

5 Beds 4 Baths 5,922 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # 1351070

Lila Delman Compass

Active
8 Beacon Hill Rd, Newport

$2,750,000

8 Beacon Hill Rd, Newport

5 Beds 4 Baths 4,128 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1351038

Lila Delman Compass

Active
211 Rumstick Rd, Barrington

$2,500,000

211 Rumstick Rd, Barrington

6 Beds 8 Baths 3 Half Baths 5,827 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1352858

The Hudson RE Group, LLC

Active
36 Bull St, Newport

$2,499,000

36 Bull St, Newport

5 Beds 5 Baths 1 Half Bath 3,198 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1357755

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Historic Rhode Island Homes For Sale

Newport's historic district contains many beautiful examples of pre-Revolutionary architecture that’s still intact thanks to thoughtful owners and contemporary champions of historic architecture — including heiress, philanthropist and preservationist Doris Duke. Ms. Duke founded the Newport Restoration Foundation in 1968 to protect Newport's historic properties. Since then, the non-profit has saved and restored 83 antique buildings. 

71 are lovely Colonial homes now rented back to Newport residents keeping them viable for future generations. Duke not only bought these homes but often moved them before painstakingly restoring them to near original condition adding a few modern conveniences like heat and hot water. 

It is said that the craftsmen who put these old buildings back together mined parts from other old buildings salvaging hand forged hardware, iron hinges, door latches, bullseye glass and other antique materials from abandoned period homes. Everything about these homes is authentic.

Some wonderful examples of 17th and 18th century Colonial architecture are open to the public, but most are still in private hands. Many homes in Historic Hill and The Point are historic homes. These neighborhoods are centrally located in Newport close to all the amenities you need including the many shops and restaurants lining Thames Street.

The Newport Restoration Foundation offers guided historic tours and you can learn about everything from Colonial Newport right up to the Gilded age, when the famous Newport mansions were constructed.

Rhode Island History

These incredible homes are palatial in scope and have history packed into every corner, so when you buy historic homes in Rhode Island, you’re continuing on a piece of this great state's extravagant past. 

But what made Rhode Island such an attractive place for so many wealthy folks to settle down? 

There’s lots of answers to this question, but simply put, the three main factors were:

  • Ease of access for trade routes with the ocean so near

  • Already booming natural industries such as oil and coal attracted wealthy tycoons to live nearby

  • The natural beauty of the Narragansett and Chesapeake Bays attracted the eye of many of these Gilded Age industrialists to build summer homes on places such as the now infamous Cliff Walk, affording them uninterrupted views of the ocean.

These famous summer homes have since become the stuff of legend, with the tradition of the wealthy and elite of America making these manors their summer homes and year round abodes into the 1920s and beyond.

Now many of these historic Rhode Island homes are up for sale, and available for you to make your own history in!


If you are looking for a REALTOR® to help buy or sell a Newport historic home, contact Hogan Associates today.

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