97 Ruggles Avenue

Newport, RI
$ 3,325,000 Beds 5 Baths 7 Sq 7,879
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Hilltop, the childhood home of Newport artist, Richard Grosvenor, was commissioned by Theodore W. Phinney and designed by noted architect Richard Morris Hunt. Enter the circular driveway through a wrought-iron gate to an oasis set back on a hill and surrounded by a plethora of specimen trees on over three acres of undulating grounds in a private setting. The interior has the ambiance of a baronial lodge filled with intricate wood details and characterized by a collage of free-flowing spaces as one moves from one room to another. A picture window with copious leaded glass panes bathes the soaring two-story library with morning sunlight and is flanked by a grand tiger-maple-and-oak staircase leading up to the stunning second-floor landing. Features include oak timber beams and joists with carved cattails, rosettes, egg-and-dart, and intricate basket-weave design throughout the first-floor public areas. The dining room with parquet floors looks out onto the living room's massive stone fireplace and has an exotic tiled Moroccan oven adorned with a bronze relief by the architect's brother, William Morris Hunt, and is currently being used as a digestif bar. It is only natural that the current owner and her late husband who had a passion for restoring vintage wooden boats would have a vision to bring the property back to life. Within walking distance to downtown Newport, Cliff Walk, beaches, tennis, golf, and yacht clubs, this hidden gem awaits its new steward.

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 3,325,000
  • Lot Size
  • 3.05 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Sqr Footage
  • 7,879
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 6
  • Year Built
  • 1870
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 2
  • City, Zip
  • Newport
  • Taxes
  • 23867
  • County
  • NEWPORT
  • Style
  • Historic/Antique
  • Area
  • Newport
  • MLS#
  • 1263870
  • Zip
  • 02840
Listing Provided by: Gustave White Sotheby's Realty

Features

General

Appliances Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Disposal, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Architectural Style Historic/Antique
Carport Y/N Yes
Community Features Golf, Marina, Near Schools
Construction Materials Plaster, Brick, Clapboard, Masonry, Shingle Siding, Wood Siding
Cooling None
Electric 200+ Amp Service, Circuit Breakers
Exterior Features Porch, Patio, Paved Driveway
Flooring Hardwood, Laminate, Marble, Parquet
Heating Gas, Hot Water, Zoned
Interior Features Attic, Wet Bar, Cathedral Ceiling(s), Permanent Attic Stairs, Tub Shower, Elevator, Intercom
Parking Features Carport
Patio/Porch Features Patio, Porch, Screened
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Security Features Security System Owned
Sewer Connected
Spa Features Hot Tub
Stories 2
Subdivision Name Ruggles Avenue
View Water
Zoning R-10A

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 7879
Basement Partial, Unfinished, Walk-Out Access
Fireplace Features Masonry, Marble, Stone
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Heating Y/N Yes
Living Area 7879
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 8
Total Rooms 16

Exterior Features

Foundation Details Brick/Mortar, Combination, Stone
Frontage Length 308
Lot Features Private, Secluded, Wooded
Lot Size Acres 3.05
Lot Size Area 132858
Lot Size Square Feet 132858
Spa Yes
Total Parking 8
View Y/N Yes
Water Source Connected

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Affordability Calculator

$3,068

Per Month

Based on the average sale price from the Cranston, RI office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Schools

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Middle School Unknown Middle School
High School Unknown High School

Price History

9/10/2020 Listed $3,325,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 02840

Price
AVG $3.32M
$3.33M
Taxes
AVG $16,389
$23,867
Visits
AVG 36
23
Year Built
AVG 1900
1870
Walkscore
AVG 60
40
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97 Ruggles Avenue Newport, RI is a Single Family Home for sale at $3325000 with 7879 sqft and a lot size of 3.05 Acres Acre(s). 97 Ruggles Avenue Newport has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths and was built in 1870. The property's zip code is 02840 which is in Newport, RI

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