Historic Estate overlooking Newport Harbor.
Beacon Rock, consisting of 8 and ½ private acres with over 2, 000 feet of Benton Cove and Newport Harbor frontage, commands a panorama of views reaching to downtown Newport, the Newport Bridge and Fort Adams State Park.
The house also has, along the waterfront, a 12 foot deep water dock. Also available for additional cost is a 50 foot sailing yacht and 16 foot Tender.
The landscaped grounds were originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park, the pearl necklace surrounding Boston and numerous other parks and residences throughout the country. A variety of mature plantings on grounds with Tall hedges and stone walls protect the perimeter of the property; ornamental gates that are code accessed give way to the winding drive which leads from the road across an arched stone bridge to the house. The entrance court yard features an intricate box wood hedge maze that is surrounded by marble columns and a marble deck
The home was designed and built by McKim, Mead, and White. The residence was completely restored by its current owner in 1997. The suburb classical design incorporates a monumental ionic colonade central courtyard and flanking temple-like wings affording water views from nearly all of its 16 principal rooms. The 22,000.00 square foot residence includes 6 main bed rooms and 3 smaller ones, and 10 ½ baths, in addition to staff quarters in a private apartment in the lower level of the west wing. The interiors are appointed with hardwood floors, moldings and 11 fireplaces.
The Walnut oak paneled entrance hall 20 feet by 28 feet features a beam ceiling and marble fireplace. The oval reception room, which is immediately to your left when entering the entrance hall, is highlighted with a scenic wall painting featuring Niagra Falls, West Point & Boston as it existed in the 19th Century.
Appointed with detailed molding and paneling, the living room accesses the dining room and kitchen which is paneled in 16th century mahogany imported from Germany. The dining room is appointed with teak wall paneling and a marble fire place. The kitchen is fully equipped for any fine dinning and cooking. The first floor mezzanie contains three bedrooms and two full baths. The second floor contains the master suite with study, the Billiard room and the Rose Suite containing two bedrooms and two full baths. The third floor has two additional bedrooms.
TV room with fireplace has an adjacent ½ bath. The lowest level contains the marble spa with a second Billiard Table, weights, steam room, showers bath and jacuzzi.
Living Area: 11,675 sq. ft.