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Features
: Hot Water , Gas
: Stone , Marble
: No Garage
: Range , Oven , Range Hood , Gas Water Heater
: Deck , Paved Driveway , Porch , Balcony , Patio , Tennis Court(s)
: Other , Hardwood , Marble
: Combination
: Attic , Tub Shower , Cathedral Ceiling(s) , Permanent Attic Stairs , Skylights , Bathtub
30
: Sewer Connected
Address Map
US
RI
Newport
Newport
02840
Ruggles
197
Avenue
0
W72° 41' 44.8''
N41° 28' 3.4''
MLS Addon
Edge Realty RI, LLC
Hawks and Company
Full,interior Entry,unfinished
43,772 Sqft
0
: Near Hospital , Near Schools , Shopping , Golf , Tennis Court(s) , Recreation Area
23
River
Three Or More
40391
EDGE
Active
197207RUGGLESAVNEWP
: Deck , Porch , Balcony , Patio
: Connected
3
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R60
Property Description

Historic “Seaview Terrace” is perched atop nearly eight acres of seaside property along Newport’s famed Cliff Walk. At over 43,000 square feet, Seaview is the fifth largest estate in Newport and the largest that remains privately owned. Built in 1907 for Edson Bradley, it was originally located in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. The home covered more than half a city block, and included a chapel with seating for 150, a large ballroom, an art gallery, and a 500-seat theatre. In 1923, Bradley began disassembling his Washington, D.C. mansion and relocating it to Newport. “Sea View”, the Elizabethan-Revival mansion already on the site, was incorporated into the design, and lent its name to the new chateau. Rooms that had been imported intact from France and installed in Washington, D.C. twenty years earlier were moved again and reassembled in Newport, and the new building was constructed around them. The ALA awarded Bradley’s architect, Howard Greenley, the 1928 President’s Medal for the chateau. Seaview boasts many articles of virtu including “The Flagellation” (circa 1544–47) an early-Renaissance stained-glass window designed for Milan Cathedral. The Great Hall features a whispering gallery, an elliptical room reminiscent of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, in which a person standing at one of the foci can hear the slightest whisper uttered at the other. Long used as a dormitory, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to restore and preserve a true piece of history.

Residential For Sale

197 Ruggles Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840

  • Bedrooms : 29
  • Full Bathrooms : 18
  • Square Footage: 43,772 Sqft
$29,900,000
Listing ID#1291813
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Basic Details
Property Type : Residential
Listing Type : For Sale
Listing ID : 1291813
Price : $29,900,000
Bedrooms : 29
Full Bathrooms : 18
Half Bathrooms : 1
Square Footage : 43,772 Sqft
Year Built : 1900
Lot Area : 7.64 Acre
Property Sub Type : Single Family Residence
Status : Active
Subdivision Location : Bellevue Avenue / Cliff Walk
Agent info
John Dolan
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