Amenities: Access,Beach,Saltwater Front,Saltwater View,Walk To Water
POINT PLEASANT - A SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE
GATED 25 ACRE WATERFRONT ESTATE
POOL, TENNIS COURT, BOCCE COURT, YOGA STUDIO, HOME GYM, WINE CELLAR
MULTIPLE GARAGES FOR YOUR COLLECTION
4 STALL BARN, ACREAGE FOR PADDOCKS
ACREAGE AVAILABLE FOR ESTATE EXPANSION OR DEVELOPMENT
HELICOPTER LANDING PERMISSABLE
2 MOORINGS, DOCK POTENTIAL
SPECTACULAR VIEWS, WONDERFUL LOCATION
ONE HOUR FROM BOSTON, 30 MINUTES TO NEWPORT
POINT PLEASANT is an English-inspired country estate gracing 25 acres of waterfront land on the private, gated peninsula of Poppasquash. Families such as Brown, Herreshoff and Rockwell valued this particular place on Poppasquash for its exceptional views of the Bristol Harbor and the shipping channel stretching to the southernmost tip of Narragansett Bay to Newport. This iconic estate holds a significant place in the landscape and history of Bristol.
The Poppasquash peninsula is a gated natural sanctuary that stretches along the western hip of Bristol. Driving along Poppasquash Road you will enjoy pockets of salt ponds, colonial farmland and summer estates. The entrance to Point Pleasant is marked by two enormous lawns divided by a long alleed drive that leads you to the estate.
After the 1938 Hurricane devastated the Herreshoff Boat Building Facility, Charles Rockwell Jr, a local industrialist, commissioned renowned architect Wallis Howe to build a 10 bedroom home for his family. Built of brick and stone, this exceptionally built English Tudor Revival style home showcases the expert craftsmanship of the local talent including the Herreshoff trained boatwrights. Qualities of strength and endurance are evidenced by the currently superb condition of this home.
Upon entry, one is stuck by the dynamic play of refined beauty of the interior and large windows capturing vistas of the exquisite natural coastline. While swaths of blue and green from the views of the bay and lawn take center stage throughout this house, the thoughtfully scaled collection of rooms lend a sense of repose and quiet while enjoying the grandeur of an estate. Milled walls, libraries and wide plank teak flooring are features of this gracious interior.
A long front hallway spanning the width of the house offers generously milled teak walls showcasing art, while pockets of sunlight spill in from the collection of east facing rooms which open to the expansive vistas of water, lawn and sky. At the south end of the hall an enormous window frames the unique view of the long run of Narragansett Bay to Newport, with passing glimpses of Aquidneck and Prudence Islands.
A delicate staircase made of iron and steel invites you upstairs to the 7 ensuite bedrooms. Views of the harbor and lawns are captured by balconies and long banks of windows. The third floor features two bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room that opens out to the rooftop deck facing south.
A finished basement holds a large home gym, recreational retreat, a wine cellar and laundry facility.
An expansive terrace overlooks the large pool and Bristol Harbor. A tennis court and two moorings offer additional outdoor enjoyment for your family and friends. In addition to the main house, outbuildings include a gardeners shed, a four stall barn and garages.
Your views of Bristol Harbor are bordered by the historic Bristol townscape. From time to time, the soft sound of distant church bells remind you that you are part this wonderful community rich in history and beauty. In just a few short minutes, you can be plunged into this vibrant town resplendent with superb architecture and friendly people. Home to Roger Williams University, Bristol has become a vibrant haven of superb restaurants and shops. Just 45 minutes to Boston and 20 minutes to Newport, is the quintessential country house to retreat to.