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MLS # 1221650 - Sold
Midcliff is an iconic oceanfront estate that lies along 2 acres of Newport’s famous Cliff Walk and abuts "Fairholme" which sold for $16M in 2016. With over 180 ft of frontage and views of the Preservation Society's gilded mansions sitting along the Atlantic Ocean, the opportunity to own property in this location is rare. Peabody & Stearns designed this historic Queen Anne shingle style home in 1886 for Caroline Ogden Jones of New York. U.S. Ambassador Perle Mesta of Washington D.C, later owned Midcliff. During Mesta's time there, she entertained such guests as Presidents Eisenhower and Truman and various members of the Vanderbilt family. Midcliff estate offers over 13,000 sq ft of combined living space with 12 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms. The main dwelling has 10,829 sq ft of living space consisting of 3 units combined with a total of 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The detached carriage house offers an additional 2919 sq ft of 2 units with a combined 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (Unit 1 leased through March 2020). Midcliff provides ample space for a large family, guests and a caretaker, if desired. This classic property awaits a buyer to restore it to its former elegance. Newport, “City by the Sea,” offers residents exceptional dining, world class yachting, tennis, museums,and beaches. Estate Sale: Discharge of RI Estate Tax Lien will be obtained prior to Closing. Condo conversion for this Estate is a possibility.40' Newport Marina boat slip available for purchase with property.
Property Type:
Single Family
Year Built:
Ochre Point
Lot Size:
2.17 Acres
Zip Code:
Agent Information:
Listed By: Lila Delman Real Estate
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Property Details
Style Type: Historic Building Levels: 3
Beds: 12 Bathrooms: 10 Full, 1 Half
Living Area: 13,748 sq. ft. Under Construction: No
Garage Spaces: None Fireplaces: 11
Garage Type: None Fireplace Type: Marble, Stone, Wood Frame
Rooms: Bath w/ Shower, Bedrm2, Bedrm3, Bedrm4, Bedrm5, Bedrm6, Bedrm7, Dining Room, Family Room, Foyer/Hall, Full Bath, Half Bath, In-Law Apartment, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom w/ Bath, Mud Room, Office, Porch, Sun Room
Exterior: Guest House, Patio, Porch, Screened Pch/Patio/Dck/Brzwy, Shingles, Storm Window, Wood
Finished Floor: Ceramic, Hardwood, Marble, Wall to Wall Carpet
Sewer: Public Connected
Electric: Circuit Breaker, Fuses, Generator-Whole House
Hot Water: Gas
Heat: Gas
Heating System: Baseboard, Forced Air, Gas Connected, Radiant Heat
Cooling: None
Water Amenities: Access, Ocean Front, Saltwater Front, Saltwater View, Walk to Salt Water, Walk To Water
Handicap Accessible: --
Lot: Paved Driveway, Paved Lot, Private Compound, Security, Underground Utilities, Waterfront, Waterview
Pool: --
Equipment: Cable TV, Carpeting, Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Near: Bus, Commuter Bus, Golf, Hospital, Marina, Private School, Public School, Recreational Facilities, Schools, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis
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Content Updated 2/27/2020