72 Washington St, Newport, RI


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About 72 Washington St

Villa Marina, also knows as the Sanford Covell House is a one of a kind single family opportunity located directly on the water in Newport's famed Point neighborhood. Step back in time to the era of Newport's Gilded Age and experience the rich and distinct historic impression conjured by the predominately 18th century homes that line Washington Street. A 35 ft. high entrance hall and grand staircase greet you upon entering, where balconies peek out from varying levels and ornate stained glass illuminates the spaces from above. Artisan woodwork from a bygone era adorns every room; oak, ash, cherry, hard pine, maple, black walnut, butternut and ebony finishes carry your eye in varying patterns throughout. A remarkable example of mid-Victorian era architecture, this property was designed by the architect - Wm. Ralph Emerson, cousin of Ralph Waldo. Listed for sale publicly for the 1st time since 1985, this up and running Inn offers spectacular amenities such as an in-ground, heated, salt water pool, large wrap around porch and a deep water dock where you can tie up your boat(s). Enjoy breath taking sunsets on the dock with 180 degree views of Newport Harbor from its custom built cupola, complete with comfortable seating area, or from the 1st floor porch or even the rooftop deck, where billowing breezes and Newport Bridge views from all 3 vantage points invigorate the soul!

Features of 72 Washington St

MLS® # 1306490
Price $5,900,000
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 7.00
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Square Footage 5,798
Square Footage 15681.00
Acres 0.36
Year Built 1846
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Historic/Antique, Victorian
Status Active

Community Information

Address 72 Washington St
Subdivision The Point
City Newport
County Newport
State RI
Zip Code 02840


Utilities Sewer Connected
Features Corner Lot, Waterfront
Parking Spaces 3
Parking No Garage
Garages No Garage
View Saltwater, Water
Is Waterfront Yes
Has Pool Yes
Pool In Ground, Salt Water


Interior Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Parquet
Appliances Dryer, Dishwasher, Gas Water Heater, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Disposal
Heating Forced Air, Gas, Hot Water, Zoned
Cooling None
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 6
Fireplaces Free Standing
# of Stories 4
Stories 4
Has Basement Yes
Basement Full, Interior Entry, Exterior Entry, Finished


Exterior Clapboard, Wood Siding
Exterior Features Deck, Porch, Patio, Paved Driveway
Lot Description Corner Lot, Waterfront
Construction Clapboard, Wood Siding
Foundation Stone

Additional Information

Date Listed April 1st, 2022
Days on Market 46
Zoning R10
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No
HOA Fees 0.00

Listing Details

OfficeGustave White Sotheby's Realty

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