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229 Ruggles Av, Newport, Rhode Island – $7,700,000

  • 12 Beds
  • 11 Baths
  • 13,748 Sqft
  • 2.17 Acres
  • 12 Beds
  • 11 Baths
  • 13,748 Sqft
  • 2.17 Acres

229 Ruggles Av

Midcliff is an iconic oceanfront estate that lies along 2 acres of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk and abuts "Fairholme" which sold for $16M in 2016. With over 180 ft of frontage and views of the Preservation Society's gilded mansions sitting along the Atlantic Ocean, the opportunity to own property in this location is rare. Peabody & Stearns designed this historic Queen Anne shingle style home in 1886 for Caroline Ogden Jones of New York. U.S. Ambassador Perle Mesta of Washington D.C, later owned Midcliff. During Mesta's time there she entertained such guests as Presidents Eisenhower and Truman and various members of the Vanderbilt family. Midcliff estate offers over 13,000 sq ft of combined living space with 12 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms. The main dwelling has 10,829 sq ft of living space consisting of 3 units combined with a total of 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The detached carriage house offers an additional 2919 sq ft of 2 units with a combined 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (1st floor is leased through March 2020). Midcliff provides ample space for a large family, guests and a caretaker, if desired. This classic property awaits a buyer to restore it to its former elegance. Newport, “City by the Sea,” offers residents exceptional dining, world class yachting, tennis, museums, and beaches. Estate Sale: Discharge of Rhode Island Estate Tax Lien will be obtained prior to Closing. Condo conversion for this Estate is a possibility.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1221650
  • Price$7,700,000
  • Bedrooms12
  • Bathrooms11.00
  • Full Baths10
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage13,748
  • Acres2.17
  • Year Built1886
  • TypeSingle Family
  • StyleHistoric
  • StatusActive
  • HOA Dues0.0000

Community Information

  • Address229 Ruggles Av
  • SubdivisionOCHRE POINT
  • CityNewport
  • CountyNewport
  • StateRhode Island
  • Zip Code02840

Amenities

  • Parking Spaces10
  • GaragesNone
  • ViewSaltwater View
  • Is WaterfrontYes

Amenities

Bus, Commuter Bus, Golf, Hospital, Marina, Private School, Public School, Recreational Facilities, Schools, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis

Waterfront

Access, Ocean Front, Saltwater Front, Walk to Salt Water, Walk To Water

Interior

  • CoolingNone
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces11
  • FireplacesMarble, Stone, Wood Frame
  • # of Stories3
  • Stories3

Interior

Attic, Attic Stairs, Attic Storage, Rough Bath, Stairs

Interior Features

Attic, Attic Stairs, Attic Storage, Rough Bath, Stairs

Appliances

Cable TV, Carpeting, Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Washer

Heating

Baseboard, Forced Air, Gas Connected, Radiant Heat

Exterior

  • FoundationStone

Exterior

Guest House, Patio, Porch, Screened Pch/Patio/Dck/Brzwy, Shingles, Storm Window, Wood

Lot Description

Paved Driveway, Paved Lot, Private Compound, Security, Underground Utilities, Waterfront, Waterview

Additional Information

  • ZoningR60

Listing Details

  • OfficeLila Delman Real Estate
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Listing information last updated on May 19th, 2019 at 12:01pm CDT.