French Normandy stone house set in a private park-like setting, bordering onto 1000 acres of open space.5 minute walk to undeveloped Second Beach and 'Surfers End.' a place that Yankee magazine rated ' THE 'BEST BEACH IN RHODE ISLAND' and TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT IN NEW ENGLAND. Also nearby is Third Beach, set in a gentle cove, a great place for small children where you can rent d kayaks and paddle-boards.WALK to coastal National wildlife sanctuary, ' Sachuest Point,' and paths along 2 large reservoirs. Hike through the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Newport is a 5 minute drive away for night life, shopping, film festivals, restaurants, museums, art galleries and Newport's famous series of summer music festivals. There are several public golf courses on the Island. Visit vineyards, preservation society mansions, botanical gardens.
House has 4 bedrms, 3 full baths. A blue-stone patio faces a pretty yard. Comfortable and artistically furnished with French furniture and fine art. Romantic walled garden courtyard with gas grill and patio dining table and chairs. State of art air systems; Central AC, Heppa filter fans, WIFI connected. Two bedrooms on first floor, (one twin, one queen) two on second floor.(one queen, set of twins) 3 full baths.
Rental for one family or 7 people @ $7,000 per week, June 21st through September 6th. June 6th to June 21st, $5,500
I moved to Middletown from NYC. I've had a long career in the decorative arts and historic buildings preservation. I'm an author of nonfiction and a restorer of early furniture and objects.
I'm a big fan of important architecture and this house built in 1924, was designed by one of my favorite American architects, Harrie T. Lindeberg. The size, proportions, superb craftsmanship in such a private setting is perfect. The steep pitched roof with the original handmade terracotta tiles,the inner walled courtyard surrounded by gardens, the vast species of birds nesting in the old trees, make staying here a unique experience, similar to staying in a National Trust house in England. The approach to the house, is long and winding, the house not visible from Paradise Avenue. It's a lovely 5 minute walk to Second Beach unspoiled by development.
Boarders on nature preserves