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197 Ruggles Avenue

Newport, RI 02840
  • $29,900,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 57 Days
  • MLS #: 1291813
UPDATED: 6 min ago
$29,900,000
  • 29
    BEDS
  • 7.64
    ACRES
  • 18
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 43,772
    SQFT
  • $683
    $/SQFT
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1900
County:
Area:

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Description

Historic "Seaview Terrace" is perched atop nearly eight acres of seaside property alongside 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 end 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.

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197 Ruggles Avenue Newport, RI 02840

  • Price: $29,900,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 6 min ago
  • MLS #: 1291813
29
Beds
18
Baths
1
½ Baths
7.64
Acres
43,772
SQFT
$683
$/SQFT
1900
Built
Neighborhood:
Bellevue Avenue / Cliff Walk
County:
Newport
Area:
Newport
Property Description
Historic "Seaview Terrace" is perched atop nearly eight acres of seaside property alongside 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 end 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.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Historic/Antique Construction Materials DrywallPlasterMasonryWood Siding Covered Spaces 0 Exterior Features BalconyDeckPorchPatioPaved DrivewayTennis Court(S) Foundation Details Combination Garage YN No Levels Three Or More Lot Features PrivateSecluded Other Structures Guest HouseOutbuilding Parking Features No Garage Parking Total 30 Patio And Porch Features BalconyDeckPatioPorch View Water View YN Yes Waterfront Features Walk To Water

Interior Features

Appliances Gas Water HeaterOvenRangeRange Hood Basement FullInterior EntryUnfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Cooling None Fireplace Features MarbleStone Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 10 Flooring HardwoodMarbleOther Heating GasHot Water Interior Features AtticBathtubCathedral Ceiling(S)Permanent Attic StairsSkylightsTub Shower Living Area 43772 Window Features Skylight(S)

Property Features

Accessibility Features Accessible Doors Community Features GolfNear HospitalNear SchoolsRecreation AreaShoppingTennis Court(S) Electric Circuit BreakersFuses Land Lease YN No Listing Terms Investor Financing Operating Expense 0 Pool Features In GroundPool Property Condition Fixer Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Senior Community YN No Sewer Connected Tax Annual Amount 52300 Tax Assessed Value 5605500 Tax Lot 53 Tax Year 2021 Utilities Sewer Connected Water Source ConnectedPublic Zoning R60

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© 2021 State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. All rights reserved. The data relating to real estate for sale or lease on this web site comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the State-Wide MLS. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Onshore Realtors are marked with the MLS logo or an abbreviated logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing broker. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Onshore Realtors. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Data last updated: 2021-10-28T10:37:39.95.
 
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