25 old beach road Newport, RI 02840
- 10 Beds
- 8.3 Baths
- 13,682 Square Feet
SUNNYSIDE, Commodore William Edgar House c. 1885, one of the finest examples of Colonial Revival architecture. Designed by McKim, Mead & White, the premier firm responsible for such notable landmarks as Rosecliff Mansion on Bellevue Avenue, the Villard Houses in Manhattan and Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY. A traditional Georgian Wrenian Colonial Revival built for a founding member of NYYC. Sited beautifully on one lush acre with 18' x 36' salt water pool surrounded by signature trees of the Gilded Age. Offers the convenience of an in-town location just off Bellevue Avenue coupled with the sanctuary of a private estate. A short distance from Cliff Walk, vibrant downtown Newport, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Bellevue Avenue boutiques and restaurants. Majestic facade of buff brick, with stately Ionic columns, cylindrical tower, and plaster chimneys with arched openings. Interior consists of intricately carved wood, classical motifs, an original trompe l'oeil ceiling, and parquet floors. Separate four bedroom staff or guest residence.
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Newport was one of the five most important settlements in the 13 colonies, sharing that distinction with Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Charlestown. The city claims more standing buildings built before 1830, than any American community. It continues to live up to its reputation as a great place to summer and a great place to live.
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LISTED BY: LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE