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Buy This Insanely Picturesque Bay Cottage For $3.495M

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Confidently listed as the "quintessential" Charles Bevins-designed summer cottage, this photogenic piece of real estate was built in 1888 by the English-born architect, and if his name doesn't ring a bell, maybe that has less to do with his career and more to do with how little time you spend on Conanicut Island. According to Lila Delman Real Estate, this island hamlet "quietly boasts a quality of life seldom found elsewhere," and we're tempted to take this assurance at face value, if "insanely scenic" is any indicator of quality of life. Outside this 5,164-square-foot four-bedroom home is a stroll-worthy English garden, a lily pond, and an unobstructed view of the Rhode Island Sound. The entry hall displays a fieldstone fireplace embedded with what is claimed to be an undocumented self-portrait of American landscape painter William Trost Richards. A separate guest bedroom was added over the garage in 2006, but it doesn't seem to jar with the well-preserved historic charm of the place, which can be yours, florid wallpaper, inlaid floors, and all for $3.495M. Go ahead, have a look:

· 52 Newport St, Jamestown Rhode Island [Lila Delman Real Estate]