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    A Charming 18th Century Home in Historic Newport, RI

    ByJames Forsyth

    Sep 19, 2023
    A Charming 18th Century Home in Historic Newport, RI

    This stunning Newport-area estate offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of history. Located at 83 Division Street, Newport, RI, this 18th century home known as “The George Mowatt House” is situated on one of the city’s most picturesque streets.

    Dating back to circa 1786, this property is a classic example of a Rhode Island three quarter house. It was once owned by a successful African American grocer who played a vital role in Newport’s vibrant African American community in the 19th century.

    Under the supervision of architect Richard Long, the house underwent a restoration process that preserved its colonial character. From the wide pine floors to the fine architectural details and original plaster walls, the house exudes the charm of its era. It features five fireplaces, including one with a beehive oven in the keeping room. Modern amenities have been tastefully incorporated, such as a cobbled driveway for two cars, additional bathrooms, and central air conditioning.

    One of the standout features of this property is its spacious yard, a rarity in this neighborhood. It offers ample space for relaxation and entertainment, while a large teak deck off the living area provides the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.

    Situated in the desirable Historic Hill neighborhood, this real estate gem boasts a prime location. Within walking distance of downtown Newport and Bellevue Avenue, this home offers easy access to the city’s shops, restaurants, and attractions.

    Listed by Michelle Drum of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history in one of Newport’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Don’t miss out on this captivating property that beautifully combines the charm of the past with the comforts of the present.

    – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty