United StatesRhode IslandNewport197 207 Ruggles Avenue

197 207 Ruggles Avenue
197 207 Ruggles Avenue Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States

$29,900,000
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Listing Courtesy of Edge Realty RI, LLC
$29,900,000
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29
Bedrooms
18
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
43,772 Sq Ft.
Interior
7.64 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property type
1900
Year Built
1291813
Web Id
1291813
MLS ID
Bellevue Avenue / Cliff Walk
Subdivision
Newport
School District
27
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About 197 207 Ruggles Avenue

Historic "Seaview Terrace" is perched atop nearly eight acres of seaside property along Newport's famed Cliff Walk. At over 43,000 square feet, Seaview is the fifth largest estate in Newport and the largest that remains privately owned. Built in 1907 for Edson Bradley, it was originally located in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. The home covered more than half a city block, and included a chapel with seating for 150, a large ballroom, an art gallery, and a 500-seat theatre. In 1923, Bradley began disassembling his Washington, D.C. mansion and relocating it to Newport. "Sea View", the Elizabethan-Revival mansion already on the site, was incorporated into the design, and lent its name to the new chateau. Rooms that had been imported intact from France and installed in Washington, D.C. twenty years earlier were moved again and reassembled in Newport, and the new building was constructed around them. The ALA awarded Bradley's architect, Howard Greenley, the 1928 President's Medal for the chateau. Seaview boasts many articles of virtu including "The Flagellation" (circa 154447) an early-Renaissance stained-glass window designed for Milan Cathedral. The Great Hall features a whispering gallery, an elliptical room reminiscent of Saint Paul's Cathedral, in which a person standing at one of the foci can hear the slightest whisper uttered at the other. Long used as a dormitory, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to restore and preserve a true piece of history.

features

Area Description
Water View

PROPERTY INFORMATION

Fireplace Info
Marble, Stone, Tile, Wood Frame
Garage Info
0
Heating
Forced Water, Gas Connected
Pool
In-ground Pool, Pool
Sewer
Connected
Water
Connected, Municipal

EXTERIOR

Exterior Features
Balcony, Deck, Guest House, Masonry, Needs Work, Patio, Porch, Wood
Lot Description
Out Building, Paved Driveway, Private Compound, Tennis, Waterview

INTERIOR

Interior Features
Attic, Attic Stairs, Attic Storage, Cathedral Ceilings, Rough Bath, Skylight, Stairs
Listing Courtesy of Edge Realty RI, LLC
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