United StatesRhode IslandNewportSanford-Covell House on Newport Harbor

Sanford-Covell House on Newport Harbor
72 Washington Street Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States

$5,900,000
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Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty

Paul Leys
  • Broker of Record, Real Estate Professional
37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States
$5,900,000
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8
Bedrooms
6
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
7,644 Sq Ft.
Interior
.36 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Homes
Property type
1870
Year Built
PLDDJ7
Web Id
1306490
MLS ID
Newport
School District
543
days ago
This Property is Currently Contract Pending

About 72 Washington Street

'Villa Marina,' also known as the 'Sanford-Covell House,' is a one-of-a-kind, single-family opportunity located directly on the waterfront in Newport’s famed Point neighborhood. Take a step back in time to Newport’s Gilded Age and experience the rich and distinct historic impression conjured by the predominantly-eighteenth-century homes that line Washington Street. A 35-foot-high entrance hall and grand staircase greet you, where balconies peek out from varying levels, and ornate stained-glass illuminates the space from the top. Artisan woodwork from a bygone era adorns every room; oak, ash, cherry, hard pine, maple, black walnut, butternut, and ebony finishes carry your eye in varying patterns throughout, with no two rooms alike.

A remarkable example of mid-Victorian-era architecture, this property was erected in 1870. Designed, constructed, and furnished by prominent Boston businesses of the period, a notable participant in the planning stages was Ralph Waldo Emerson’s cousin, William Ralph Emerson. Listed for sale publicly for the first time since 1895, this currently up-and-running inn offers spectacular amenities such as a heated, salt-water pool on the rear lawn situated right off of the large wrap-around porch, and a deep-water dock where you can tie-up your boat. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets with 180-degree views of the harbor from the custom-built cupola complete with a comfortable seating area on the pier, or from the lookout atop the home where billowing ocean breezes and Newport Bridge views invigorate the soul.

Amenities

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Dock
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Live Water
  • 4+ Fireplaces
  • Guest Suite
  • Area Boat Dock
  • Area Boat Ramp
  • Ceramic Flooring

features

Lifestyle
aquatic activity, Boating, Fishing, Golf, Historic, Ocean and Beach, Outdoor Activity, Tennis, University and College, Waterfront, Water View, Cycling
Area Description
Near Bike Paths, Pool(s), Water View, Waterfront, Bay View, Harbor, Deep Water Mooring
Style
Victorian
Additional Listing Type
In Contract

PROPERTY INFORMATION

Fireplace Info
Free Standing, Wood Frame
Garage Info
0
Heating
Forced Air, Forced Water, Zoned
Pool
In-ground Pool, Saltwater Pool
Sewer
Connected, Municipal, Public
Water
Connected, Municipal

EXTERIOR

Exterior Features
Clapboard, Deck, Patio, Porch, Wood
Lot Description
Corner, Paved Driveway, Sidewalks, Waterfront, Waterview

Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty

Paul Leys
  • Broker of Record, Real Estate Professional
37 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02840 United States
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