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Elegant Victorian mansion on Newport's historic Bellevue Avenue asks $3.6M

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Exterior shot of grey-painted wooden Victorian home in Second Empire style with mansard roof and shutters.
The Villa was designed by George Champlin Mason.
Photos via Zillow

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Location: Newport, Rhode Island

Price: $3,650,000

Here’s your chance to own a beautiful property on the famous Bellevue Avenue, the Historic District in Newport, Rhode Island, the summer destination of choice for the likes of the Vanderbilt and Astor families. Designed in 1863 by George Champlin Mason, an architect who built many of Newport’s Gilded Age mansions, and now thoughtfully restored and updated for modern living, the Victorian “Villa,” as it’s called, boasts seven ensuite bedrooms arranged over 7,728 square feet—and plenty more alluring features.

A pattern of decorative, striped maple and oak, as well as wide-plank boards line the floors, while other architectural woodwork detailing like molding, paneling, columns, carved banisters, and numerous fireplaces are found throughout the mansion. The first floor comprises a toile-wallpapered formal dining room, formal sitting room, living area, and chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and breakfast nook. The huge bedrooms are found on the upper floors. A nanny suite comes with a separate kitchen and laundry room.

The renovation also counts a new shingled roof, mahogany porches, copper gutters,—and a completely redone two-bedroom carriage house. Located at 437 Bellevue Avenue and just a short distance from the famous National Recreation Trail-designated Cliff Walk, the home is listed for $3,650,000. Let’s take a gander, shall we?

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty