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Location: Newport, Rhode Island
The dusty-blue Sherman-Clarke House in Newport was built in 1750 and at one point served as the post office (in 1813) and a bakery (in 1887). Now wonderfully restored and elegantly updated, the gorgeous four-bedroom home boasts a collection of transportive original details like wide-plank floors, six brick fireplaces, high ceilings, and rough-hewn beams.
With 3,270 square feet of living space arranged over three floors, the residence offers a number of opportunities for entertaining as well as relaxation. The multiple sitting rooms can be used as a den, office, parlor, or library while the enclosed backyard provides lovely outdoor living with its walled garden, two stone patios, fountain, and cascading fish pond.
The property also includes an expansive cobblestone driveway leading to a four-car garage, making this gracious and private Colonial not only picture-perfect, but also convenient. Located at 67 Bridge Street just a couple blocks from Newport Harbor, the home is listed for $1,859,000.