Dreaming of Newport? Us too! And now is your chance to own one of it’s most storied houses — a historic 1926 villa on Newport’s famous Cliff Walk! For $11.4 million, the impressive oceanfront estate affords 650 feet of frontage and a private sandy beach. And living here means rubbing elbows with the likes of Jay Leno and Judge Judy, who both own homes nearby. Yes, this is where you go to live the good life by the sea!
A Rare Newport Gem
Known as Plaisance, the villa was once home to prominent society figures, James M. Beck, and his wife Mary. (More on the couple here.) But what makes this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is the fact that the home rarely comes to market.
Reminiscent Of The Gilded Age Elite
Perhaps Cottages & Gardens says it best:
“Driving down Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, it’s easy to picture the Vanderbilts and Berwinds riding about in decorated carriages. After all, this is where the Gilded Age elite decided to make their summer getaways, custom-built “cottages” that are the equivalent of European palaces in America and inspired the name of Cottages & Gardens. Right off this road sits a rare home for sale that harkens to this bygone era. The manor, dubbed Plaisance, keeps the Newport fairytale alive and will cost a buyer $11.4 million.”
Exquisite Cliff Walk Views
Perched on 1.16 acres, the six-bedroom, six-full-and-two-half-bathroom villa is an absolute dream! Here, lushly landscaped grounds and sparkling ocean views create an unbelievable setting. We adore the stunning courtyard with expansive bluestone patio. The manicured rose gardens overlooking the water are swoon-worthy.
Additionally, the address brings with it a sense of prestige. The home is located along the famous Cliff Walk, one Newport’s most enchanting attractions. The 3.5-mile path offers some of the most beautiful coastline in all of New England.
Light And Airy Interiors
According to the listing, the 6,500-square-foot manor house features custom details throughout. This includes state-of-the-art systems, a private elevator, and so much more.
Ample Space To Entertain
For the chef, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen comes complete with custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. Gorgeous hardwoods, an expansive marble island, and casual dining area with ocean views rounds out the space.
And you’ll enjoy an effortless flow throughout. Host a crowd in the generous great room or throw the elegant parties in the formal dining. The possibilities are endless!
When it’s time to relax, the upper level has plenty space to unwind. This includes two spa-like master suites, comfortable guest rooms, and a handsome wood-paneled library. Every inch of the home is dripping with the highest level of custom craftsmanship and design.
A Well-Appointed Carriage House
But wait, there’s more! You’ll also enjoy a newly constructed 3,200-square-foot carriage house that is perfect for guests. Two bedrooms and two baths ensure everyone has a place to escape and take in the views. Plus, there is a five-car heated and cooled garage to park your cars.
Turnkey And Completely Furnished
To sweeten the deal, this masterful Newport gem comes fully turnkey and completely furnished! Do yourself a favor a pour over the details in the link below.
Kimberly Doherty with Lila Delman Real Estate has listed 41 Ledge Road, Newport, Rhode Island for $11.4 million.