Amenities: Walk to Salt Water
SUNNYSIDE, Commodore William Edgar House c. 1885
NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Designed by McKim, Mead & White, the premier firm responsible for such notable landmarks as Rosecliff Mansion on Newport’s Bellevue Avenue, the Villard Houses in Manhattan and Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY. This traditional Georgian Wrenian Colonial Revival was built for a founding member of NYYC who served as Commodore from 1855-1858.
Sited beautifully on one verdant acre and surrounded by signature specimen trees of the Gilded Age, Sunnyside offers the convenience of an in-town location coupled with the sanctuary of a private gated estate. A short distance from Cliff Walk, vibrant downtown Newport, The International Tennis Hall of Fame, Bellevue Avenue boutiques and restaurants and exceptional public and private beaches. An eighteen by thirty-six foot salt water pool can be enjoyed throughout the summer season.
The building details, materials and social spaces reflect that of mid- nineteenth-century mansions. With a majestic facade of buff brick, stately iconic columns, cylindrical tower, plaster chimneys with arched openings, and balcony seating areas flanked with Doric columns, often seen during this time period.
The interior spaces of the six bedroom main residence, nicely renovated for today’s buyer, consist of updated kitchen with an original trompe l’oeil ceiling, a warm and inviting dining room with quarter-sawn oak flooring and original marble fireplace, an original cherry paneled library with intricately carved wood and fireplace with classical motifs.
The beautifully restored guest, staff or tenant residence offers four additional bedrooms.