On the Market: A Shingle-Style Newport Mansion
It has the potential to be transformed into a bed and breakfast.
80 Kay Street, Newport, RI
Size: 4,805 square feet
This Shingle-style Victorian for sale in Newport was designed by esteemed architect Clarence S. Luce, who worked on the “Sunflower House” in Beacon Hill and other residential projects in the city. It was built as a summer home in 1881 for a woman named Letitia B. Sargent, and is situated in Newport’s Old Beach Road Historic District.
The seven-bedroom mansion exhibits impressive craftsmanship, from its stained glass windows to its period woodwork. There are a total of five fireplaces in the home, not to mention several chandeliers and winding staircases. If you can’t fathom how to fill all of the home’s 4,805 square feet, there’s the potential to transform the place into a bed and breakfast—the third floor could easily be converted into a 1,200-square-foot innkeeper’s unit.
For information, Kate Leonard, Lila Delman Real Estate, liladelman.com.
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