Views of Block Island Sound, private access to the beach and even an inn were among the highlights as the luxury real estate market in Newport County remained strong in January.
Three properties across the county were reported sold by realty agencies, including the historic Chart House Inn at 16 Clarke St., in Newport. Already the new owners say they expect to maintain the nine-bed inn on Washington Square, meaning you can still guide visiting friends and relatives to stay there.
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354 Beavertail Road, Jamestown
“Wishing Rocks” is a waterfront home privately sited off of Beavertail Road. It offers 180 feet of water frontage. Inside the home includes four bedrooms and 3½ baths. The dwelling has won numerous awards and has been featured in several design publications.
Distinguished by an elongated gambrel roof and truncated tower, the house is situated to face the southwest, toward the open ocean and Block Island for dramatic views and gorgeous sunsets. The spacious foyer is flanked by the kitchen and dining area that leads to a graceful curved staircase. The two-story living room includes a stone fireplace and board and batten ceiling spanning across to the second floor hallway and above the foyer.
The primary bedroom enjoys stunning panoramic views, a spa-like bathroom and a balcony. Two additional bedrooms, a full bath, an office space and bonus room complete the second floor. Outside the property is adorned with lovely grounds, gardens, stone walls and two pathways to the beach.
“I was privileged to have the opportunity to sell Wishing Rocks, a beautiful and much beloved Jim Estes designed home, sited on 3.5 acres with stunning views overlooking Narragansett Bay and southwest toward the open ocean,” Lila Delman Compass Sales Associate Nancy Cresser, who represented the seller and facilitated for the buyer, said in a statement. “It was a pleasure to work with the original owners and to connect them to buyers who fell in love with the views, superior craftsmanship, and architecture of the home.”
16 Clarke St., Newport
Hogan Associates announced the Jan. 21 sale of The Chart House Inn at 16 Clarke St., a historic nine-bed Inn located off Washington Square. The Hadfield Group of Hogan Associates represented the seller, and The Fitzpatrick Team of RE/MAX Newport represented the buyer.
Nautical style and casual elegance describe the Chart House Inn. Built in 1880 and extensively renovated in 2006, the Chart House Inn is surrounded by historic homes, churches, parks, and museums, and is a short walking distance to Newport’s bustling Thames Street and waterfront. The inn’s two suites and six private bedrooms accommodate up to 16 guests.
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“This property’s location on quiet, historic Clarke street made it a favored stop for wedding parties, yacht crews and tourists,” Leslie Hogan, broker/co-owner of Hogan Associates, said in a statement. “It’s nice to know the new owners plan to continue operations as The Chart House Inn.”
135 Driftwood Drive, Tiverton
Residential Properties Ltd. announced the sale of 135 Driftwood Drive in Tiverton for $2.1 million. RPL Sales Associate Jim DeRentis represented the buyer as the selling agent in this transaction.
This contemporary home overlooking the Sakonnet River is on a double lot and located between the Seapowet and Fogland beaches. The water views, sunrises and sunsets set a serene backdrop for bird watching, fishing, and boating, with a mooring and direct water access included.
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The home includes a large stone fireplace captivates, while a deck off the main living area welcomes guests outside for alfresco dining or recreation on the yard below.
The primary bedroom has a Juliet balcony, masonry fireplace and a dressing room. The ensuite bath features double sinks, a large soaking tub, and a marble steam shower for a spa-like atmosphere. The fourth-floor terrace lends 360-degree views.
Two attached, deep car garages with a workshop complete this waterfront retreat. In addition to quaint Tiverton Four Corners, residents enjoy scenic farmland and heavenly beaches such as Little Compton’s Horseneck Beach or Sandy Beach in nearby Portsmouth.