120 Miantonomi Ave, Middletown, RI






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Villalon, designed by Richard Upjohn, is both a grand estate and an intimate home at the same time. Almost immediately after completion in 1857 it was commented on, written about, and emulated by architects as famous as Richard Morris Hunt and others. The property, on the National Register of Historic Homes, is in excellent condition with upgraded utilities, a modern kitchen, en suite modern bathrooms and current fire code compliance. Upjohn was also a gifted decorator as evidenced by soaring ceilings, dramatic moldings, oversized windows protected inside and outside by shutters, built in bookcases, oriental style stained glass windows, marble fireplaces -many of them working, variations on the red and white oak flooring inserts that constantly delight and, of course a huge front porch held up with gigantic Ionic columns. Unlike many estates that over time have lost their integrity this property is remarkably intact and has been thoughtfully maintained. You just need to enter through the original stone gates, motor up the circular driveway lined with many of the original trees now in full maturity to see why this property became so well known. Sited privately high on a hill overlooking Easton’s Pond yet near Newport’s sandy beaches and downtown activities, you have the best of all options. It awaits a new steward who also admires how Upjohn created a new type of architecture: an American “country summer seat .” The grounds easily accommodate a pool and other outbuildings.

Facts & Features

MLS® # 1278679
Price $2,495,000
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 11.00
Full Baths 9
Half Baths 2
Square Footage 8,686
Square Footage 63996.00
Acres 1.47
Year Built 1857
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Historic/Antique
Status Active Under Contract

Community Information

Address 120 Miantonomi Ave
Subdivision Newport border Miantanomi Avenue
City Middletown
County Newport
State RI
Zip Code 02842


Utilities Sewer Connected
Features Corner Lot, Paved
Parking Spaces 12
Parking None
Garages None
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No


Interior Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Parquet, Carpet
Interior Features Bathtub, Cathedral Ceiling(s), Tub Shower, Cable TV
Appliances Dryer, Dishwasher, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Washer
Heating Central, Common, Gas, Hot Water, Steam, Zoned
Cooling 1 Unit, Wall Unit(s)
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 6
Fireplaces Gas, Marble, Stone
# of Stories 4
Has Basement Yes
Basement Exterior Entry, Full, Interior Entry, Partially Finished


Exterior Plaster, Clapboard, Wood Siding
Exterior Features Balcony, Deck, Porch, Patio, Paved Driveway
Lot Description Corner Lot, Paved
Windows Storm Window(s)
Construction Plaster, Clapboard, Wood Siding
Foundation Brick/Mortar, Concrete Perimeter

Additional Information

Date Listed April 2nd, 2021
Days on Market 7
Zoning R10
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No
HOA Fees 0.00

Listing Details

OfficeGustave White Sotheby's Realty

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