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229 Ruggles Ave, Newport, RI – $6,900,000

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

229 Ruggles Ave

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 (Unit 1 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 RI Estate Tax Lien will be obtained prior to Closing. Condo conversion for this Estate is a possibility.40' Newport Marina boat slip available for purchase with property.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #1221650
  • Price$6,900,000
  • Bedrooms12
  • Bathrooms11.00
  • Full Baths10
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage13,748
  • Acres2.17
  • Year Built1886
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
  • StyleHistoric/Antique
  • StatusActive Under Contract
  • HOA Dues0.00

Community Information

  • Address229 Ruggles Ave
  • SubdivisionOCHRE POINT
  • CityNewport
  • CountyNewport
  • StateRI
  • Zip Code02840

Amenities

  • UtilitiesUnderground Utilities
  • FeaturesPrivate, Paved, Secluded
  • Parking Spaces10
  • ParkingNone
  • GaragesNone
  • ViewWater
  • Is WaterfrontYes

Waterfront

Beach Front, Ocean Access, Ocean Front, Other, Water Access

Interior

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

Interior

Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Marble, Carpet

Interior Features

Attic, Permanent Attic Stairs, Tub Shower, Cable TV

Appliances

Dryer, Dishwasher, Gas Water Heater, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Washer

Heating

Baseboard, Forced Air, Gas, Radiant Floor, Radiant

Exterior

  • Lot DescriptionPrivate, Paved, Secluded
  • FoundationStone, Basement

Exterior

Plaster, Shingle Siding, Wood Siding

Exterior Features

Porch, Patio, Storm Windows/Doors, Paved Driveway

Construction

Plaster, Shingle Siding, Wood Siding

Additional Information

  • Date ListedMay 1st, 2019
  • Days on Market100
  • ZoningR60

Listing Details

  • OfficeLila Delman Real Estate
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Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 1:33pm CDT.