Consisting of 8 and 1/2 private acres with over 2,000 feet of Benton Cove and Newport Harbor frontage, commands a panorama of views reaching to downtown Newport, the Newport Bridge and Fort Adams State Park.
The house also has, along the waterfront, a 12 foot deep water dock.
The home was designed and built by McKim, Mead, and White. The residence was completely restored by its current owner in 1997. The suburb classical design incorporates a monumental ionic colonnade central courtyard and flanking temple-like wings affording water views from nearly all of its 16 principal rooms. The 22,000.00 square foot residence includes 7 main bed rooms and 3 smaller ones, and 8 full baths. The interiors are appointed with hardwood floors, moldings and 11 fireplaces.
The Walnut oak paneled entrance hall 20 feet by 28 feet features a beam ceiling and marble fireplace. The oval reception room, which is immediately to your left when entering the entrance hall, is highlighted with a scenic wall painting featuring Niagra Falls, West Point & Boston as it existed in the 19th Century.
Appointed with detailed molding and paneling, the living room accesses the dining room and kitchen which is paneled in 16th century mahogany imported from Germany. The dining room is appointed with teak wall paneling and a marble fire place. The kitchen is fully equipped for any fine dinning and cooking. The first floor mezzanine contains three bedrooms and two full baths, perfect for staff. The second floor contains the master suite with study, the Rose Suite containing two bedrooms with two full baths, The Lilac Suite with full bath, the Ivy Suite with full bath and two additional bedrooms.
TV room with fireplace has an adjacent half bath. The lowest level contains the marble spa with a second Billiard Table, weights, steam room, showers bath and Jacuzzi.
Runs around the house and has access to the swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and wet bar including a ice maker and refrigerator.
Please call Laurie Hewitt Burke for more details at 401-662-5946