25 old beach road Newport, RI 02840
- 10 Beds
- 8.3 Baths
- 13,682 Square Feet
Commodore William Edgar House c. 1885, a traditional Georgian Wrenian Colonial Revival designed for a founding member of NYYC by esteemed architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. Sited beautifully on one acre with an 18' x 36' salt water pool and several specimen trees. Featuring a majestic facade of buff brick and light sandstone trim, stately Ionic columns, cylindrical tower, plaster chimneys with arched openings, and balcony seating areas flanked with Doric columns. The interior contains intricately carved wood, classical motifs, parquet floors, and updated baths throughout. The six bedroom, 9182 square foot residence includes a wonderful entry hall with a large stone fireplace with frieze mantel. There is an original trompe l'oeil ceiling in the updated kitchen, and a warm and inviting dining room has quarter-sawn oak flooring, original marble fireplace and large circular window. The original cherry paneled library includes intricately carved wood and a fireplace with classical motifs. The four bedroom, 4500 square foot guest/staff/tenant residence enjoys a separate courtyard and parking area, allowing for privacy and multiple use options. Offers the convenience of an in-town location just off Bellevue Avenue coupled with the sanctuary of a gated private estate. A short distance from Cliff Walk, exceptional public and private beaches, vibrant downtown Newport, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Bellevue Avenue boutiques and restaurants.
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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