It was early in the 19th century that America's wealthy families took notice of Rhode Island, the nation's littlest state, and its 400 miles of scenic coastline. In 1839, the first of Newport's famous "cottages" was built on what was then a country road. By the 1890s, railroad, silver and coal tycoons had turned Bellevue Avenue into a mansion row, and Newport was on the map as the place for New York, Boston and Philadelphia society to summer. Now under the stewardship of the Preservation Society of Newport, the grand mansions of the Gilded Age like the Breakers and Marble House, both built by the Vanderbilts, are easily the town's biggest tourist attractions.
Most of the grand summer houses in the Newport area are now either museums or in private hands; however, another Vanderbilt property from that era- Vanderbilt Stables - was recently converted into a unique private condo community with only twelve units. Vanderbilt Stables offers the lifestyle of an historic country estate with all the modern amenities of high-quality new construction and the ease of condominium living. Built on 1.8 acres of property originally known as Sandy Point Farm, Vanderbilt Stables retains the pastoral setting which was chosen by Reginald Vanderbilt for his "country seat."
Just as Reginald Vanderbilt did, your clients will enjoy Sandy Point Beach where swimming and boat moorings are available on the Sakonnet Riverjust a short walk away. Vanderbilt Stables features a traditional shingle style design that beautifully compliments the nearby original barn, once part of the nation's premier horse training facility. This barn is still an active equestrian center available for riding and boarding.
Much of Portsmouth's rural nearby countryside is being preserved as open space. The Sakonnet Greenway Trail is a large swath of scenic open space traversing the eastern portions of Middletown and Portsmouth. The Greenway comprises a trail system for hiking and horse-riding that will link the nearby Glen Farm on the north to Third Beach on the south. The trails connect to Newport Winery to the west with Greenvale Vineyard to the east. Along the way will be key points of interest including Newport National Golf Course and the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Nearby are the famous Glen Farm Polo grounds. World-class Carnegie Abbey Golf and Sporting Club is a 10-minute drive to your north. Several other golf courses are only minutes away.
You will be pleasantly surprised to learn this country setting, with majestic trees and stonewalls, is just a 10-minute drive to historic Newport, Rhode Island, the sailing capital of the world. Newport is also home to the Tennis Hall of Fame, the Newport Jazz Festival and many great restaurants and shops.
Age: 6-10 Years Old
Amenities: Stables, Tennis Courts, Horse facilities
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Range / Oven, Refrigerator, Washer
Area Amenities: Area Pool, Area Tennis, Aquatic Activities, Boating, Deep Water Mooring, Area Boat Dock
Area Description: Equestrian / Polo, Fishing, Sand Beach
Basement: Crawl Space
Bath Features: Jacuzzi Tub
Cooling: Central A/C
Exterior: Dock, Storage Shed, Storm door, Storm window, Barn/Stable
Exterior Living Space: Patio, Deck
Fencing: Fenced Yard, Privacy Fence
Fireplace Count: 1 Fireplace
Fireplace Description: Fireplace
General: Storage Area
Heating - Fuel Type: Gas
Heating Type: Forced Air
Interior: Cathedral Ceilings
Kitchen Features: Eat-in Kitchen
Other: Association Fee
Pool Description: Inground, Outdoor, Above Ground
Road Type: Private Road
Style: 2 Story
Water: City Water