3D Property Tours of Historic Homes

From sprawling country estates to historic architectural gems to charming beach bungalows, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty provides a myriad historically significant properties. Rhode Island towns have functioned as important seaports since the 17th century, rich with American architecture. Newport County’s historic homes showcase the best in period character and beautifully preserved details, including walls constructed from ship ballasts, floors of brick and pine, waxed Venetian plaster walls, and classic dentil moldings. They are equally inviting in winter and summer, with warming fireplaces, and a decks overlooking lushly landscaped grounds.

Tour the our collection of historically significant homes that have been lovingly restored and renovated to include to best in modern comforts…


  1. ‘The Henry Harrison Fay House’
63 Ayrault Street – Newport, Rhode Island – Offered at: $2,490,000

Built for Rhode Island’s Lieutenant Governor (1880-1883), the ‘Henry Harrison Fay House’ has been beautifully restored and renovated to honor its rich history, while updated for today’s lifestyle. This property strikes a perfect balance of a grand Newport house and a comfortable family home. With ten-foot ceilings, exquisite moldings, and original wood floors, the first floor boasts a gracious living room with new custom built-ins, a handsome wood-paneled study, a formal dining room with period details, an elevator, a classic butler’s pantry, and a new large chef’s kitchen. The enclosed sunroom off of the kitchen offers a perfect early morning sanctuary. There are four bedrooms upstairs, three of which are en suite, and one features a private deck overlooking the large manicured back yard. With six working fireplaces, the list of recent renovations is long, including a wood-shingle roof, utilities, bathrooms, renovated kitchen, integrated sound system, LCD thermostats, irrigated grounds, Invisible Fence®, and much more. The third floor has a new skylight and is framed, plumbed, insulated, and ready to finish. A sweet detached three-car garage sits at the end of a long driveway that provides parking for more than ten cars. The park-like private corner lot has an inviting patio and firepit, and an extraordinary copper beech tree. As spectacular as the outdoor space is, there is plenty of opportunity for you to create your own personal outdoor paradise.

2. Eastover Carriage House’ 

34 Eastover Road Portsmouth, Rhode Island – Offered at $1,995,000

A private tree-lined lane in an exclusive estate area of Portsmouth leads to this shingle-style carriage house designed by renowned architect Irving Gill. Finishing touches have just been completed on the exquisite renovation of this historic gem. Spacious rooms provide gracious flow between fabulously appointed interior spaces and multiple outdoor entertaining areas. Magnificently landscaped grounds feature soaring specimen trees and provide luxurious privacy. Absolutely turn-key!  Please use private drive located at 144 Wapping Rd for GPS and to view and access property.

3. ‘Blue Door Cottage’

547 Spring Street Newport, Rhode Island 02840 – Offered at: $849,000

Welcome to ‘BLUE DOOR COTTAGE’ circa 1905. Newly renovated! New roof, gutters, vinyl siding, basement, porch. Completely updated three-bedroom first floor with brand new kitchen and two full baths. Bright gleaming hardwood floors throughout and plenty of natural sunlight in the south facing dining area and kitchen. Second floor has two bedrooms and one bath. Access to the attic with the possibility of expansion. A great location close to the harborfront and downtown Newport for shopping and restaurants.

4. The Fred E. Lawton House 

96 Third Street Newport, Rhode Island – Offered at: $835,000

Built around the turn of the twentieth century, this property is a fantastic combination of original character with a modern aesthetic and totally refurbished to the highest specifications inside and out. The garden with its rambling stone walkways and gas fire pit also has the wow factor. Open the front, original mahogany Dutch door, and enter a world of soft greys and crème tones, with a double living room, a formal dining room and a gourmet kitchen and lavette. The second floor can work as a two-bedroom, two bath space or a three-bedroom, two baths. A full basement allows for more living options. A charming garden shed, and off-street parking are extra bonuses.

5. ‘The D.S. Mayberry House’ 

36 Poplar Street Newport, Rhode Island – Offered at: $665,000

The lovely brick sidewalk and groomed boxwood leading up to the front door distinguish the ‘The D.S. Mayberry House’ – a restored circa 1876 home in the heart of The Point neighborhood of Newport, Rhode Island. As you open the front door you see a redesigned home, perfect for today’s life style. The wide pine floors, that have been freshly sanded and polished, add warmth and character. Fresh paint and presentation makes this home sparkle. The open plan kitchen at the rear of the house has updated cabinetry with granite countertops and a marble breakfast bar which leads to a casual secondary sitting area and guest bathroom. Beyond that is a charming brick patio and large area of designer greenery accessed by French Doors. Adding to the outdoor amenities is a free standing enclosed shower and a storage shed discretely nestled in the rear of the property. Head upstairs and you find three full bedrooms, all with built in closets, as well as a large updated bathroom. These all flow from a large and open space that includes built-ins and a hidden laundry center. Central air conditioning, gas heat, and replacement windows make this house cozy and efficient at the same time. This house is walking distance to downtown, parks, and Newport Harbor. Parking is restricted to guests and residents seasonally. This is the perfect Point cottage!

6. ‘Ocean Manor’

46 Chastellux Avenue M2 Newport, Rhode Island – Offered at: $406,500

Very attractive first-floor unit at Ocean Manor near Newport’s yacht club. This spacious condo boasts hardwood flooring throughout, stunning twelve-foot ceilings, and kitchen upgrades include new granite countertops and dishwasher. The unit also has two working fireplaces, a private patio, and one assigned parking space. Heat and water are included in the HOA fees. Perfect spot to enjoy the stunning grounds in a quiet area of town, but just minutes to everything that downtown Newport offers. Excellent rental history as well.

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