The United States is home to many beautiful areas of real estate, and while you may think of California, New York, or Florida, but there are also some spectacular homes in the Ocean State of Rhode Island. Although it is the smallest state on the map, it contains some impressively large homes with beautiful views and interiors. Last year was a spectacular time for the real estate market in Rhode Island, with a record-breaking first quarter in 2018 523 mortgages were closed, and projections see a continuous rise in home buyers in Rhode Island.
To get you a little inspired and thinking about what type of luxurious homes you can find in Rhode Island, here are nine of the most gorgeous abodes the state has to offer.
One thing you’ll notice about the best Rhode Island homes is they are all sitting waterfront. Valued at a whopping $13 million at the time of purchase, Jay Leno is the owner of one of the nicest waterfront homes in the state, in none other than Newport. It bears the name Seafair and is a total of 9 acres, and borders the ocean in a unique crescent shape.
A record-breaking home for asking price in Rhode Island, sellers of the Seaward originally wanted $45 million for the 45-acre property. It’s a home of a rare size for a waterfront estate and has a main house and a cottage located near Brenton Point State Park and the Newport Country Club.
Also located in Newport, this $12 million home is a one-of-a-kind situated on the famous Newport Cliff Walk. It has beautiful views of its 650 feet of oceanfront, including a private beach! Although only 6,500 sqft, this home has features unlike any other that make it stand out amongst the highest priced homes in Rhode Island.
Watch Hill Home
Moving out of the manors of Ocean Drive, Westerly, Rhode Island has its own set of astoundingly beautiful homes, including a 3,576 sqft premium beachfront home. You can walk down a small flight of stairs from the property onto one of Rhode Island’s most beautiful beaches, and also has access to the village of Watch Hill by walking.
Modern European-style Home
Built in 1875, the Jamestown home features villa-style farmhouse living with modern day comfort. The home has French features, including Venetian plaster detailing along the walls and French limestone throughout the house. It even has a wine cellar!
Narraganset Bay Home
Found in Jamestown, this $7.5 million home is sitting on 30+ acres on the Beavertail along the West Passage of Narraganset Bay. The main floor of the house has water views from all the primary rooms and connects to a bluestone terrace overlooking the Bay.
This home is indeed a boater’s dream. Located directly on Little Narraganset Bay, the area of Watch Hill is surrounded by water on all three sides, with river, bay, and ocean. It has four deep-water mooring, a private beach, and the potential for a dock.
Originally built in 1853, Quatrel is a home that was designed in an Italianate villa, later remodeled in a Classical Revival style.
This Victorian-designed home is perched on a beautiful 2.5-acre oceanfront lot. It includes a grand piano staircase, a spectacular entrance hall, a renovated kitchen, oceanside greatroom, and an oceanfront covered stone patio.