Location: Jamestown, Rhode Island
This circa-1893 Victorian waterfront house on the Narragansett Bay could either be your old-house-paradise or worst nightmare—it all depends on how you feel about oak paneling, because there's a whole lot of it. Other period details like a massive brick fireplace and stained glass turreted staircase in the foyer are also eye-catching features that suggest this was once a grand retreat for some big shots of yore.
Indeed, per the listing, the 6,000-square-foot home, which includes a massive veranda and six bedrooms with water views and leaded glass windows, was originally the summer retreat of Joshua and Joanna Lippincott—he an heir of the Lippincott publishing house and she a daughter of the founder of the Wharton School of Business. And an incredible summer retreat it was! The park-like 4.5-acre property comes with rocks and boulders by the shore, making for easy swimming and fishing in the cove.
- 177 Beavertail Rd [Realtor]
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