And Now For Something a Little More Upscale

astors_1.jpgAfter torturing you yesterday with the techno beats and break-apart screen wipes by Boston’s realtors, we thought we’d take the time to show you a nice little summer home that’s on the market in Newport. The former high-society getaway for New York’s elite, the Astor’s Beechwood Mansion has become a wedding hall, theater, and music hall in recent times, and is now up for sale for the low, low price of $16 million.

astors_outside.jpgThe 39-room home is (of course) waterfront property on Bellevue Avenue. With 19,000 square feet and 15 bedrooms, you won’t need to walk along the sand to get away from your family on summer vacations. While your friends may have places a little closer to the center of Newport’s shopping and dining scenes, you will definitely have the edge on bragging rights. And you can always take to calling yourself “The Mrs. Astor,” as Caroline Astor insisted upon.

While the Christie’s listing doesn’t have a virtual tour yet, you can check the Beechwood’s wedding reception page for a fairly comprehensive look. If you’d like to take a tour without a real estate agent giving you the hard sell, the Beechwood Theatre Company is more than happy to show you around.