39 School Street

Newport, RI
$ 1,965,000 Beds 5 Baths 3.5 Sq 3,469
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Step up on to the custom mahogany front porch - how charming - and open the mahogany front door and enjoy the drama of the wide plank pine floors, the high ceilings, and the now open floor plan with the sun streaming in through the south, east and west facing windows. The dining room is located at the front of the house, affording generous space for the fireplaced living room in the middle of the home. The living room nook is the perfect place for the sofa and concomitant seating. The wet bar and pantry are both accessible to the eat in kitchen and the dining room. Benjamin F. Downing, the head carpenter for Richard Morris Hunt, built this home for his family just before the turn-of-the century and it shows his design skills especially as relates the staircase - a dramatic element that carries from the first to the second floor. Lovely lighting fixtures, carefully placed recessed lighting, surround sound, high efficient gas heat, handsome replacement windows and central air on all four floors make this an efficient home to manage. There is room on the rear deck for a grill or just hang out in the fantastic blue stone hardscaped garden with mature trees with under lights, a koi pond and from the lower level a wonderful kitchenette with subzero refrigerator and quartz counter tops. Either the third floor or the lower level affords the guest space needed or a perfect solution for at home offices. Walk everywhere and yet have a peaceful oasis in downtown Newport.


  • Price
  • $ 1,965,000
  • Lot Size
  • 3,485 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Sqr Footage
  • 3,469
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 3
  • Year Built
  • 1890
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • Newport
  • Taxes
  • 8070
  • County
  • Style
  • Historic/Antique,Victorian
  • Area
  • Newport
  • MLS#
  • 1276926
  • Zip
  • 02840
Listing Provided by: Gustave White Sotheby's Realty
Data Source: Rhode Island Statewide MLS (RIAR)



Appliances Dryer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Water Heater, Washer
Architectural Style Historic/Antique, Victorian
Community Features Golf, Highway Access, Marina, Near Hospital, Near Schools, Public Transportation, Recreation Area, Shopping, Tennis Court(s)
Construction Materials Drywall, Plaster, Clapboard, Shingle Siding, Wood Siding
Cooling Central Air
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Exterior Features Deck, Porch, Patio, Paved Driveway
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Wood, Carpet
Heating Forced Air, Gas, Individual
Interior Features Attic, Wet Bar, Bathtub, Cedar Closet(s), Internal Expansion, Tub Shower, Cable TV
Parking Features None
Patio/Porch Features Deck, Patio, Porch
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Rooms Laundry, Den, Den, Master Bedroom, Living Room, Pantry, Kitchen, Dining Room
Security Features Security System Owned
Sewer Connected, Public Sewer
Total Rooms 11
Utilities Sewer Connected
Waterfront Features Walk to Water
Zoning R-3

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 2969
Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Basement Exterior Entry, Full, Finished, Interior Entry
Below Grade Finished Area 500
Fireplace Features Masonry
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Y/N Yes
Living Area 3469
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 1
Window Features Storm Window(s), Thermal Windows

Exterior Features

Door Features Storm Door(s)
Fencing Fenced
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Lot Size Acres 0.08
Lot Size Area 3300
Lot Size Square Feet 3300
Total Parking 2
Water Source Connected, Public

Room Details

Den 12.10 x 12.0 Lower
Den # 2 17.10 x 16.8 Third
Dining Room 12.9 x 12.8 First
Kitchen 12.2 x 15.11 First
Laundry 12.3 x 6.0 Second
Living Room 12.10 x 14.10 First
Master Bedroom 16.7 x 12.2 Second
Pantry 5.5 x 8.2 First


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Per Month

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

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Price History

3/8/2021 Listed $1,965,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 02840

AVG $1.09M
AVG $7,158
AVG 14
Year Built
AVG 1922
AVG 64
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39 School Street Newport, RI is a Single Family Home for sale at $1965000 with 3469 sqft and a lot size of 3,485 SqFt Acre(s). 39 School Street Newport has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1890. The property's zip code is 02840 which is in Newport, RI

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