Historic Quatrel on Bellevue
673 Bellevue Avenue Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States

$5,995,000
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37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States
Listing Courtesy of Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty
$5,995,000
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Price / Sq. Ft.:
$612
7
Bedrooms
6
Full Baths
2
Partial Baths
9,803 Sq Ft.
Interior
1.24 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property Type
1853
Year Built
BGDHRW
Web Id
1225474
MLS ID
Newport
School District
171
days ago

About 673 Bellevue Avenue

Award winning impeccably restored Ogden Codman masterpiece offers every modern amenity and comfort. Exquisitely detailed interiors flow beautifully for entertaining or just relaxing at home. This historic property includes a two bedroom carriage house, elevator, geothermal heat and AC and an irrigation system. Bailey's Beach and the Cliff Walk are a short walk away. Absolute perfection!

“Quatrel” was built in 1853 and was originally known as “Fairbourne”. It was built for Earl P. Mason of Providence who was the president of the Rhode Island National Bank. The house was designed by Providence architect Thomas Alexander Tefft in the style of an Italianate villa. In 1880 the house was sold to New York lawyer and art connoisseur Egerton Winthrop.

In 1903 Winthrop engaged architect Dudley Newton and designer Ogden Codman, Jr. to enlarge and remodel the house in the Classical Revival style. Many of Codman’s architectural drawings for “Quatrel” are in the collection of Historic New England and include elevations, details, and plans for the dining room, hall, library, drawing room, and the garden and trellis.

Codman was a friend of Edith Wharton, the 19th century writer and taste-maker who wrote several design books including The Decoration of Houses which was co-authored by Codman.

In 1949 the house was sold to Louis and Elaine Lorillard who renamed the house “Quatrel”. The Lorillard’s were the founders of the Newport Jazz Festival. Only six families have owned this residence since it was built.

Amenities

  • Breakfast Bar
  • Carpeted Floors
  • Deck
  • Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room
  • Granite Countertops
  • Guest House
  • Kitchen Island
  • Library
  • Patio
  • Security System
  • Walk-in Closets
  • Carriage House
  • Gardens
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • In-Home Fitness Center
  • Private Elevator
  • Staff Quarters
  • Terrace / Outdoor Space
  • Marble Flooring
  • Caretaker House
  • 4+ Fireplaces
  • Fireplace In Master Br
  • Wet Bar
  • Designer Kitchen
  • Multi-Zone Heat
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Radiant Floor Heating
  • Butler’s Pantry
  • Ceramic Flooring

features

cooling
Central Air Conditioning, Geothermal Heating
Parking
2 Car Garage
Area Description
Beach, Harbor, City / Town Street, Deep Water Mooring
Style
Estate

Property Feature

Age
Over 50 Years Old

Area Feature

Area Amenities
Golf

Additional Information

General
Skylight
Special Market
Luxury Properties
Listing Courtesy of Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty