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    97 Ruggles Avenue

    Newport, RI 02840
    • $2,999,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 177 days
    • MLS #: 1263870
    UPDATED: 63 min ago
    $2,999,000
    • 5
      BEDS
    • 3.05
      ACRES
    • 6
      BATHS
    • 2
      1/2 BATHS
    • 7,879
      SQFT
    • $381
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1870
    County:
    Area:

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    Description

    Hilltop, the childhood home of Newport artist, Richard Grosvenor, was commissioned by Theodore W. Phinney and designed by noted architect Richard Morris Hunt. Enter the circular driveway through a wrought-iron gate to an oasis set back on a hill and surrounded by a plethora of specimen trees on over three acres of undulating grounds in a private setting. The interior has the ambiance of a baronial lodge filled with intricate wood details and characterized by a collage of free-flowing spaces as one moves from one room to another. A picture window with copious leaded glass panes bathes the soaring two-story library with morning sunlight and is flanked by a grand tiger-maple-and-oak staircase leading up to the stunning second-floor landing. Features include oak timber beams and joists with carved cattails, rosettes, egg-and-dart, and intricate basket-weave design throughout the first-floor public areas. The dining room with parquet floors looks out onto the living rooms massive stone fireplace and has an exotic tiled Moroccan oven adorned with a bronze relief by the architect's brother, William Morris Hunt, and is currently being used as a digestif bar. It is only natural that the current owner and her late husband who had a passion for restoring vintage wooden boats would have a vision to bring the property back to life. Within walking distance to downtown Newport, Cliff Walk, beaches, tennis, golf, and yacht clubs, this hidden gem awaits its new steward.

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    97 Ruggles Avenue Newport, RI 02840

    • Price: $2,999,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 63 min ago
    • MLS #: 1263870
    5
    Beds
    6
    Baths
    2
    ½ Baths
    3.05
    Acres
    7,879
    SQFT
    $381
    $/SQFT
    1870
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Ruggles Avenue
    County:
    Newport
    Area:
    Newport
    Property Description
    Hilltop, the childhood home of Newport artist, Richard Grosvenor, was commissioned by Theodore W. Phinney and designed by noted architect Richard Morris Hunt. Enter the circular driveway through a wrought-iron gate to an oasis set back on a hill and surrounded by a plethora of specimen trees on over three acres of undulating grounds in a private setting. The interior has the ambiance of a baronial lodge filled with intricate wood details and characterized by a collage of free-flowing spaces as one moves from one room to another. A picture window with copious leaded glass panes bathes the soaring two-story library with morning sunlight and is flanked by a grand tiger-maple-and-oak staircase leading up to the stunning second-floor landing. Features include oak timber beams and joists with carved cattails, rosettes, egg-and-dart, and intricate basket-weave design throughout the first-floor public areas. The dining room with parquet floors looks out onto the living rooms massive stone fireplace and has an exotic tiled Moroccan oven adorned with a bronze relief by the architect's brother, William Morris Hunt, and is currently being used as a digestif bar. It is only natural that the current owner and her late husband who had a passion for restoring vintage wooden boats would have a vision to bring the property back to life. Within walking distance to downtown Newport, Cliff Walk, beaches, tennis, golf, and yacht clubs, this hidden gem awaits its new steward.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Historic/Antique Carport YN Yes Construction Materials PlasterBrickClapboardMasonryShingle SidingWood Siding Covered Spaces 0 Exterior Features PorchPatioPaved Driveway Foundation Details Brick/MortarCombinationStone Frontage Length 308 Garage YN No Levels Two Lot Features PrivateSecludedWooded Parking Features Carport Parking Total 8 Patio And Porch Features PatioPorchScreened View Water View YN Yes

    Interior Features

    Appliances DishwasherExhaust FanDisposalGas Water HeaterMicrowaveOvenRangeRefrigeratorWasher Basement PartialUnfinishedWalk-Out Access Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Cooling None Fireplace Features MasonryMarbleStone Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 8 Flooring HardwoodLaminateMarbleParquet Heating GasHot WaterZoned Interior Features AtticWet BarCathedral Ceiling(S)Permanent Attic StairsTub ShowerElevatorIntercom Living Area 7879

    Property Features

    Community Features GolfMarinaNear Schools Electric 200+ Amp ServiceCircuit Breakers Land Lease YN No Operating Expense 0 Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Security Features Security System Owned Senior Community YN No Sewer Connected Spa Features Hot Tub Spa YN Yes Tax Annual Amount 23867 Tax Assessed Value 2321700 Tax Lot 005 Tax Year 2020 Utilities Sewer Connected Water Source Connected Zoning R-10A

    Listing information © 2021 State-Wide Multiple Listing Service.
    Listing provided courtesy of Gustave White Sotheby's Realty.





    © 2021 State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. All rights reserved. The data relating to real estate for sale or lease on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the State-Wide MLS. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Edge Realty RI are marked with the MLS logo or an abbreviated logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing broker. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Edge Realty RI. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Data last updated: 2021-03-07T17:37:32.81.
     
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