Luxury Home of the Week: Historic R.I. estate headed for auction

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The home sits on a 1.94-acre lot near the ocean. Concierge Auctions

Set on nearly two acres in Jamestown, R.I., “The Boulders” sits on top of a hill overlooking the ocean and is up for auction.

The home — which has six bedrooms, four full baths, and two half baths — was built in 1888 and still boasts several period architectural elements, including wood accents, stained-glass windows, and a brick-and-stone fireplace. It has 5,164 square feet of living space.

The property, 52 Newport St., was originally listed for $3,495,000, but is now up for auction. Bidding will open May 17 and close May 21.

Kristie Kiser, the project sales manager, said it is an all-cash auction with no contingencies. “We have a floor plan. We have a survey. We provide most of the documents, everything other than the appraisal,” Kiser said.

The home was built by architect Charles Bevins for a West Point professor, Charles W. Larned and his wife, Louise.

“The current owners bought the property in 1994,” said Justin Gallant, listing broker from J.E. Group Properties. “They did a full renovation and brought the property up to modern-day standards. They added a carriage house garage, and they kept all the original detail.”

He noted that the current owners also winterized the home, so it is now a year-round residence.

Inside the two-story home, which comes furnished, you’ll also find a top-of-the-line kitchen, a skylight, and six fireplaces.

Outside, you’ll find a large patio, a porch, a balcony, covered living areas, multiple dining areas, and access to a private beach. There is also a dock for launching small boats or kayaks. The carriage house provides four parking spaces, along with lots of storage.

There are open houses daily from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. All bidding information can be found through Concierge Auctions.

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