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Location: New Port, Rhode Island
The Sheffield-Huntington House in Newport, Rhode Island, dates back to circa 1719 and remains in incredible shape. Carefully restored and maintained, the beautiful colonial boasts a wealth of incredible period details like high ceilings, millwork, handsome wide-plank hardwood floors, and traditionally painted rooms, to name a few, that keep the home vibrant despite its age.
A deep green exterior sets the stage for the 3,400-square-foot wood-framed residence, which features four bedrooms, five baths, and multiple formal living areas, all of which are characterized by a distinct color scheme. Beyond the bright red front door, the entry hall is distinguished by what is either a mural or wallpaper depicting a historical port scene.
From there, a parlor trimmed in olive green and paneling with a large brick fireplace (there are eight total throughout the house), another sitting room with red detailing and a massive walk-in fireplace, then a formal dining room characterized by baby blue accents follow. Off of that are a large kitchen in need of an update and a cozy breakfast nook.
The bedrooms are equally charming, all of which feature paneling and a classic color scheme, and some with fireplaces. The bathrooms also require updates, but everything else in the house stands alone, including its large private garden. Located at 43 Elm Street just steps from the harbor and Washington Square, the property is offered at $935,000. Have a look.