NEWPORT, RI (June 10, 2021) – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the offering for sale of Newport’s iconic “Normandie” estate. Located on famed Ocean Drive, this property sits on almost four and a half secluded oceanfront acres and includes three separate private swimming coves. Built in 1914, the house was designed by the noted New York City architectural firm Delano & Aldrich. Delano stated in a magazine article years ago, “This house on the Ocean Drive in Newport was designed to grow from the rocks on which it stands and by which it is surrounded.” The house, at some 8,000 +/- square feet has seven bedrooms and seven full baths with tiled floors, a multitude of fireplaces, curved wooden-arched formal dining room ceiling, beechwood paneled interior walls, and much more. An attached two-bedroom apartment is located along the east wing.
To enter the grounds, one drives through the very distinctive circular covered white- brick opening. This gate house fronting on Ocean Avenue houses an additional apartment with garage and utility space.
Paul A. Leys, the Newport native listing agent and co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, stated, “I can’t begin to describe how excited I am to introduce this particular property to the market. It is one of only a small handful of houses that are so iconic in Newport that people know which one I am talking about when I mention just the Gate House. I don’t have to go any further with my description!”
“Normandie” has come on the market for $15,000,000, and showings are by appointment only with financial references and proof of funds required prior to viewings. Contact Paul Leys at email@example.com or 401.862.6706 to arrange a showing.