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Location: Watch Hill, R.I.
The Skinny: When "preppy" and "Rhode Island" are used in the same sentence, it is usually to describe that age-old summer retreat of the wealthy, Newport, but there are other, more low key options that still ascribe to a certain social standard, and a certain price point. Watch Hill, on the coast near the western border with Connecticut is one such enclave, a grassy seaside knoll dotted with classic New England architecture. This 1906 shingle-style estate occupies a half-acre on aptly-named Bluff Avenue, with eight bedrooms and nine baths all tucked under a distinctive gambrel roof. The classic style and ocean views certainly come at a premium though, as, despite the small lot, this summer getaway is priced at $8.2M.
· 12 Bluff Ave [Zillow]