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MLS # 1281554 - Active
'Ocean View' is a spectacular ocean front estate located on the south end of Bellevue Avenue, one of Newport's most desirable locations. This historic property has been owned by one family for almost a century, making it a very rare opportunity. The oversized floor to ceiling windows provide unparalleled light and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The everchanging scenery between sea and sky offers everything from heroic sunrises to crashing waves during ocean storms. Currently configured as a family compound, the main residence is comprised of three separate living quarters. Each unit offers its own living space including a kitchen and primary suite. Separate outdoor living spaces include a patio and deck with southern exposure overlooking a sprawling lawn to the water's edge. A variety of mature specimen trees, beautiful shrubs, plantings, and flower gardens create a very stately feel. A charming carriage house cited near the entry offers ample guest living space, a private garden and a six-car garage. 'Ocean View' was originally built in 1866 for William H. Reynolds, in the Second Empire French style, which was most popular in Newport cottage architecture during this era. The house was considered one of the most distinguished of the mansard-roofed homes built in the 1860s. The architect, William Russell Walker designed this seaside cottage to capture the dramatic views of the coastline and the sea beyond.
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Property Type:
Single Family
Year Built:
Bellevue Avenue
Lot Size:
2.48 Acres
Zip Code:
Agent Information:
Listed By: Gustave White Sotheby's Realty
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Property Details
Style Type: Historic Building Levels: 3
Beds: 15 Bathrooms: 10 Full, 2 Half
Living Area: 15,903 sq. ft. Under Construction: No
Garage Spaces: 6 Fireplaces: 9
Garage Type: Detached, Door Opener Fireplace Type: Brick, Wood Frame
Rooms: --
Exterior: Clapboard, Insulated Glass Windows, Patio, Storm Window, Wood
Finished Floor: Ceramic, Hardwood, Wall to Wall Carpet
Sewer: Connected
Electric: Circuit Breaker, Individual Meter, Underground
Hot Water: Gas, Individual
Heat: Gas
Heating System: Baseboard, Forced Water, Zoned
Cooling: None
Water Amenities: Ocean Front, Saltwater Front, Saltwater View, Walk To Water
Handicap Accessible: Elevator
Lot: Fenced, Private Compound, Underground Utilities, Waterfront, Waterview
Pool: --
Equipment: Cable TV, Carpeting, Dishwasher, Dryer, Elevator, Exhaust Fan, Garbage Disposal, Hood, Intercom, Microwave, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Satellite Dish, Trash Compactor, Washer
Near: Bus, Golf, Hospital, Marina, Private School, Public School, Recreational Facilities, Schools, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis
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Content Updated 6/22/2021