If you’ve been searching for a grand beach front retreat to contact dwelling this summer, the Newport, RI, mansion known as Woodbine Cottage just may possibly pique your fascination.
Mentioned earlier this month for $4.5 million, the household is an 8-bedroom, Gilded Age gem. It’s centrally located in Newport’s prestigious Top-of-the-Hill community, walkable to downtown in just a couple of minutes.
Built in Swiss Chalet model, entire with gingerbread trim, the 1873 household was designed by the famous Newport architect, George Champlin Mason, Sr., and employed for a lot of yrs as his family’s main home.
Later noteworthy house owners include John Nicholas Brown (of the Brown family empire and founders of Brown College) and Vicomte and Vicomtesse d’Osmoy.
It is fascinating to note that the Browns ended up also the primary owners of nearby Harbour Court (currently recognised as Newport’s New York Yacht Club), which has a layout impressed by the ancestral seat of the Vicomte—Château d’Osmoy.
As there are only 26 of Mason’s households however standing, this home is fairly of an architectural rarity. And it is all the additional prized, thinking of the initiatives its current house owners have created to modernize and protect it more than the past 16 decades.
The historic home features the comforts of modern-day living, together with a chef’s kitchen, household offices, gas fireplaces, out of doors residing areas, substantial-efficiency heating and cooling techniques, and an EV car charger, the listing notes.
The charming structure presents a roomy loved ones place and a living and eating region with double doors that open up to a veranda. The decrease stage has a lot more opportunity dwelling house.
“All the rooms experienced in depth renovation this past wintertime,” suggests listing agent Karin Jackson, of Newport Living Team. “Electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling units, and fireplace suppression have all been up-to-date, and the kitchens were transformed from 2017 to 2019.”
But when it arrives to original features, search no even further than the fireplaces, moldings, and doorways.
“There are four unique forms of wood in the staircase alone, and several of the fireplaces function jade stone, black marble, and Delft kiln-fired tile,” Jackson claims.
But the miracles of this Newport mansion do not finish at the entrance doorway.
The 3rd-acre house contains professionally landscaped gardens and a three-level, medieval watchtower with storage, workshop area, and an astronomy pad to get in the night sky.