Newport, RI Mansions & Estates

In the late 1800s, many of the immensely wealthy families of the Industrial Revolution chose to express their new-found social status by building incredible Newport mansions and estate homes. Many of these private, palatial homes have stunning ocean views and luxuriously landscaped garden areas, many of which can be seen from Newport's famous Cliff Walk. These palatial homes were the summer cottages of the richest people in the United States, who spared no expense when it came to constructing these opulent estates.

Aerial view of The Breakers in Newport, RI and Cliff Walk

Newport, RI Mansions & Estates Real Estate Stats

Average Home Price $9.5M
Lowest Priced Home $3.6M
Highest Listing Price $29.9M
Total Property Listings 9
Avg. Days On Market 209
Avg. Price/SQFT $871

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Newport Mansions For Sale

Mansions For Sale In Newport, RI

Many of the mansions for sale in Newport were built between 1880 and 1910 from the design plans of some of the best architects of the day. Railroad barons, steel magnates, and captains of American industry commissioned these homes that would rival French chateaux and European palaces. Landmark properties by Richard Morris Hunt, McKim, Meade & White, Horace Trumbauer, and other architectural giants offer a glittering legacy of fabulous estates along Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive.

Today many of these Gilded Age "cottages" are owned and maintained by the Newport Preservation Society, but a few stunning Newport mansions including Fairholme, Plaisance, Wildacre and Wyndham remain in private hands.

Newport Mansions Real Estate Information

While mansions in Newport come in a variety of styles (as they were generally designed by architects that were unique to each project) there are some general features they share.Many of these palatial homes have grand brick entry arches, ushering visitors and homeowners into the awe-inspiring front yards of these grand manors, with creative fountain features and beautifully manicured lawns and gardens.

Newport mansions maintain their elegance in the interior, with dramatic staircases, vaulted ceilings and massive windows. Balconies are common features here, as are spacious backyards, often with pools or hot tubs for enjoying the incredible ocean views. 

The Breakers Mansion In Newport

The grandest and greatest of the "summer cottages", the Breakers is a symbol of the Vanderbilt Family's financial and social preeminence during the late 1800s. Cornelius Vanderbilt II commissioned architect Richard Morris Hunt to come up with a villa to replace the wood-frame house that once sat on the property, but was destroyed by fire in 1892. Under Hunt's guidance, an international team of craftsmen created a stunning, 70-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo inspired by the famed 16th Century palaces found in Turin and Genoa. Today the Breakers is owned by the Newport Preservation Society and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

Newport’s Cliff Walk

Many of the mansions for sale in Newport are located along its famous Cliff Walk, a public access walkway that combines the natural beauty of the waves crashing along the rocky shoreline with the architectural splendor of Newport’s mansions and estates. 

Designated as the first National Recreation Trail in New England back in 1975, this three and a half mile path is easily accessible and paved for about two thirds of its great length before becoming a unpaved hiking path for more adventurous walkers.

For a confidential showing of Newport RI mansions for sale, please contact Hogan Associates online or call 401-845-9500 for additional information on Newport mansions and estate properties.

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