About Us

In 1976, Gustave JS White Real Estate became the first Sotheby's International Realty® affiliate. Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty and Sotheby’s International Realty® have combined their efforts over the past 40 years in order to provide exceptional service and have achieved many of Rhode Island’s highest and most notable sales. In 1985, the agency also joined the global network of luxury agencies, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, and serves as the exclusive Regent Member for Rhode island.

Local Knowledge, Global Network

Nationally and internationally, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty provides access to the most desirable properties. Our agency combines global connections and local market savvy to offer clients luxury waterfront properties, distinct historic residences, unique estates, and exclusive residences. With local ownership and agents, we take great pride in using our considerable expertise, worldwide network, and native knowledge to unite individuals with their next home, be it a grand manor house, quiet seaside New England Cape, or condominium retreat.
Based in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island, the U.S. Sailing Capital, and just over an hour from Boston, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty serves all of Rhode Island, including Newport County, South County, Providence, and Bristol County, as well as southwest Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts.

Our History

The name of Gustave J.S. White has been synonymous with real estate, auctions, and appraisals in Newport County for over ninety years. In the early 1920s, the firm of Andrews and White was formed. After Mr. Andrew’s retirement, Gustave J.S. White formed a partnership with his associate, James W. Dwyer under the name of Gustave J.S. White, Inc.
During the past nine decades, the firm has been the agent for many of the notable Aquidneck Island estates such as Hammersmith Farm, Vaucluse Farm, The Orchard, Fairholme, Gray Craig, and Harbour Court, now home to the New York Yacht Club. During the past two decades, the firm has been involved in the sales of, among others, Bridle Path, Bois Doré, Broadlawns, Avalon, Clarendon Court, Wildacre, and Hopedene. Gustave White took place in the reselling of the Gray Craig estate in Middletown (in 2000) for a record price, as well as the sale of Miramar on Bellevue Avenue (in 2006) representing the highest price paid for a residential property in Rhode Island. Gustave J.S. White has also provided commercial locations for the Raytheon Company, the Newport Daily News, and others.