With Lila Delman

Anything is possible

A Proud History

Local Legacy... International Reach Since 1964

More than 50 years ago, Lila Delman was not afraid to do things differently. Raising a family and running her own real estate company since 1964, Lila lived and loved history, teaching her children about architecture with the buildings around their Narragansett home.

As real estate developers began tearing down the Gilded Age mansions, Lila took preservation efforts into her own hands— dragging a stone Pelican statue from the demolished Dunemere Estate, and saving a series of antique chandeliers. Her unique vision set her apart and put a dream in motion.That aspiration, the company she built and the artifacts she saved became part of the legacy that thrives to this day.

For the last two decades, owners Melanie Delman and her brother-in-law John Hodnett have transformed their third-generation family business into the first name in Rhode Island luxury real estate with an unparalleled international network. Shaped by its home in the smallest state in the country, Lila Delman Real Estate remains independently owned and independently minded, with a diverse team of local experts who are committed to their customers, their community, and its history. With offices along the beaches of Narragansett, Newport, Jamestown, Watch Hill and Block Island to Providence’s South Main Street, Lila Delman Real Estate has Rhode Island covered, from the Coast to the Capital.

Since 1964

Our History of Excellence Continues...

From The Coast
To The Capital

In addition to our Narragansett headquarters, we are present throughout the state of Rhode Island with offices from the coast to the capitol.

Newport Newport
Newport
Narragansett Narragansett
Narragansett
Providence Providence
Providence
Jamestown Jamestown
Jamestown
Watch Hill Watch Hill
Watch Hill
Block Island Block Island
Block Island

We're Connected

Christie's International Real Estate

As the exclusive Rhode Island affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate, we’re proud to have been invited to this highly selective network but even more proud to offer our clients access to incredible resources. With Christie’s behind us, we offer access to the world’s leading art auction house as well as their appraisal services for homes, art, and furniture.

Mayfair International Realty

With more than 20 years of experience with the UK Press, consider Mayfair your personal PR firm in London.   As Mayfair’s exclusive partner in Rhode Island, we’re proud to offer their liaison services with publications like the Financial Times, Country Life, the Sun, etc.

Relocation With Lila Delman

Whether you’re looking to move to another state or another country, Lila Delman’s resources will help you reach prospective buyers through domestic and international press. With more than a decade of experience using our referral network to serve our clients, with Lila Delman, you’re taken care of.

Lila's Land of Opportunities...

Since 1964, Lila Delman has offered a boutique real estate experience for customers, clients, and our associates. More than fifty years since our founding, the business is only growing. To apply for a private consultation regarding career opportunities, please contact us.

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Lila Delman Leadership

In The Press

WESTERLY HOME ON OYSTER COVE SELLS FOR $1.295M

WESTERLY, RI – November 20th, 2018 - Lila Delman Real Estate continues its history of excellence with the sale of 11 Oyster Cove in Westerly for $1,295,000. The property sold after only 48 days on market.* Lori Joyal, Lila Delman Watch Hill Sales Manager, represented the seller. “My goal is to get my clients’ homes sold as quickly as possible, for the highest value the market will bear,” commented Lori Joyal. “This sale is an example of successfully achieving that goal!” Located in an exclusive community with resident tennis courts, 11 Oyster Cove is an open concept home with unique architectural details throughout. Measuring 5,525 square feet, the home features four bedrooms, four and one half baths and pristinely maintained interiors. *This representation is based on information from the Rhode Island State Wide MLS for the period of January 01, 2018 – November 20th, 2018. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE SELLS “FOLLY HOUSE” FOR $3.75M, MARKING SECOND HIGHEST SALE IN JAMESTOWN THIS YEAR*

JAMESTOWN, RI – November 19th, 2018 - Lila Delman Real Estate continues its history of excellence with the sale of the “Folly House”, 30 Bay View Drive, in Jamestown for $3,750,000. This transaction marks the second highest sale in Jamestown year-to-date, according to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS.* Bob Bailey, Lila Delman Jamestown Sales Manager, represented the seller. This year, Lila Delman Real Estate has participated in the top six sales in Jamestown, including 5 Court Street, the highest sale, at $4,200,000.* In this transaction, Lila Delman represented the seller and facilitated for the buyer. “Our dominance in the luxury real estate market is remarkable,” commented Bob Bailey. “We take great pride in being the leading real estate firm in Jamestown!” Located on the water’s edge of Jamestown Harbor, the “Folly House” is a period detailed shingled cottage, adorned with modern amenities. Measuring 3,875 square feet, the home features seven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and stunning views of the Narragansett Bay and Newport Bridge. *This representation is based on information from the Rhode Island State Wide MLS for the period of January 01, 2018 – November 19th, 2018. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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“STONEHEDGE COTTAGE” SELLS FOR $1.675M, MARKING SECOND HIGHEST SALE IN SAUNDERSTOWN YEAR-TO-DATE*

SAUNDERSTOWN, RI – November 15th, 2018 - Lila Delman Real Estate continues its history of excellence with the sale of “Stonehedge Cottage”, 180 Willett Road, in Saunderstown for $1,675,000. This transaction marks the second highest sale in Saunderstown year-to-date, according to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS.* Jaime Wilson and Debbie Wilson, Lila Delman Sales Associates, represented the seller while Kristin Parella, Lila Delman Sales Associate, represented the buyer. Kristin Parella also represented the seller in Saunderstown’s highest sale year-to-date, 190 Ferry Road, for $2,250,000.* “The tasteful design of the home made the property a dream to market,” commented Debbie Wilson. “It was no surprise we had it under contract within two and a half weeks of the property being listed.” “My knowledge of the luxury market inspired the buyers to choose this home over a variety of other options,” added Kristin Parella. “They are excited to enjoy it for years to come.” Set on a private and secluded acre in the south end of Saunderstown, “Stonehedge Cottage” is a lovely, sprawling home that has been completely restored and renovated. Measuring 2,367 square feet, the home features four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and water views of the Narragansett Bay. Majestic trees and beautiful gardens enhance this special setting. *This representation is based on information from the Rhode Island State Wide MLS for the period of January 01, 2018 – November 15th, 2018. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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* #1 luxury ranking based on highest total dollar volume of the top 10 single-family home sales in the state of Rhode Island for 2017. This representation is based on information from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors (alternatively, from State Wide MLS) for the period of January 01, 2017 – December 31, 2017. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.