If you happen to’ve been in search of a grand seashore retreat to name dwelling this summer time, the Newport, RI, mansion often known as Woodbine Cottage simply would possibly pique your curiosity.
Listed earlier this month for $4.5 million, the house is an eight-bedroom, Gilded Age gem. It’s centrally positioned in Newport’s prestigious Prime-of-the-Hill neighborhood, walkable to downtown in just some minutes.
Inbuilt Swiss Chalet fashion, full with gingerbread trim, the 1873 dwelling was designed by the well-known Newport architect, George Champlin Mason, Sr., and used for a few years as his household’s major residence.
Later noteworthy house owners embrace John Nicholas Brown (of the Brown household empire and founders of Brown College) and Vicomte and Vicomtesse d’Osmoy.
It’s fascinating to notice that the Browns had been additionally the unique house owners of close by Harbour Court docket (in the present day often known as Newport’s New York Yacht Membership), which has a design impressed by the ancestral seat of the Vicomte—Château d’Osmoy.
As there are solely 26 of Mason’s properties nonetheless standing, this property is considerably of an architectural rarity. And it’s all the extra prized, contemplating the efforts its present house owners have made to modernize and protect it over the previous 16 years.
The historic dwelling boasts the comforts of contemporary residing, together with a chef’s kitchen, dwelling places of work, fuel fireplaces, outside residing areas, high-efficiency heating and cooling methods, and an EV automotive charger, the itemizing notes.
The stunning format gives a spacious household room and a residing and eating space with double doorways that open to a veranda. The decrease degree has extra potential residing area.
“All of the rooms had in depth renovation this previous winter,” says itemizing agent Karin Jackson, of Newport Residing Group. “Electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling methods, and fireplace suppression have all been up to date, and the kitchens had been transformed from 2017 to 2019.”
However in relation to unique options, look no additional than the fireplaces, moldings, and doorways.
“There are 4 various kinds of wooden within the staircase alone, and most of the fireplaces characteristic jade stone, black marble, and Delft kiln-fired tile,” Jackson says.
However the wonders of this Newport mansion don’t finish on the entrance door.
The third-acre property contains professionally landscaped gardens and a three-level, medieval watchtower with storage, workshop area, and an astronomy pad to absorb the night time sky.