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With Lila Delman Compass

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A Proud History

Local Legacy... International Reach Since 1964

55 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, former owners John Hodnett, Pamela Delman-Hodnett, and the late Melanie Delman have transformed their third-generation family business into the first name in Rhode Island luxury real estate with an unparalleled network. Shaped by its home in the smallest state in the country, Lila Delman Compass 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, Little Compton and Block Island to Providence’s South Main Street, Lila Delman Compass has Rhode Island covered, from the Coast to the Capital.

Since 1964

Our History of Excellence Continues...

  • An independent brokerage for over 55 years, our commitment to excellence has led us to be frontrunners in today’s ever-changing real estate market
  • In the last 25 years alone, Lila Delman Compass has sold over $6 billion in real estate
  • We have offices in 6 locations across the state of Rhode Island: Newport, Narragansett, Providence, Jamestown, Watch Hill, Little Compton and Block Island
  • Our expertise in luxury sales has solidified our title as the #1 luxury sales firm in the state of Rhode Island*
  • With over 120 associates spanning from the Coast to the Capitol, our team is committed to top level service

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.

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Narragansett Narragansett
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Providence Providence
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Watch Hill Watch Hill
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Block Island Block Island
Block Island

Lila's Land of Opportunities...

Since 1964, Lila Delman Compass 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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NEW CONSTRUCTION OVERLOOKING NEWPORT’S HARBOR SELLS FOR $7.1MM, MARKING SECOND HIGHEST SALE IN NEWPORT COUNTY THIS YEAR*

NEWPORT, RI – July 27, 2021 – Lila Delman Compass continues to lead Rhode Island’s luxury real estate market with the recent sale of 21 Chastellux Avenue in Newport for $7,100,000.  According to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS, this transaction marks the second highest sale in Newport County year-to-date.* Cynthia Moretti, Associate Broker for Lila Delman Compass, represented the seller and facilitated for the buyer. "The Buyers loved the outstanding design elements and superior craftsmanship of this unique turnkey new construction,” commented Cynthia Moretti. “The stunning harbor views, nearby water access, and easy stroll to all in-town attractions made this home irresistible and exactly what the Buyers were searching for. Both the Seller and the Buyer were delightful to work with!"    This transaction marks the highest non-waterfront sale in Newport since 2020, when Lila Delman Compass sold ‘Ker Arvor’ for $7,285,000. Lila Delman Compass is proud to report that they have participated in all of Newport’s top three sales this year.* The property is an exceptional, custom-built, shingle-style masterpiece with modern flair overlooking Newport’s vibrant harbor with captivating views of world class regattas, magnificent yachts, historic Goat Island & Newport Bridge. Perched on an elevated and gated 1.38 acres, this desirable seaside location is only steps to New York Yacht Club and Ida Lewis Yacht Club. Launch your boat at Kings Park boat ramp, just down the hill from the home. Its location is only a few minutes to Bannister’s and Bowen’s Wharf in the heart of Downtown, and home to some of Newport’s best restaurants and shops on famed America’s Cup Avenue. The home’s sophisticated, modern and unique design is characterized by flowing open rooms, soaring ceilings, an artful open staircase and expansive floor to ceiling walls of glass opening onto generous terraces, perfect for entertaining and enjoying the endless parade of extraordinary yachts in the harbor. The first floor master wing features a sumptuous bath while four additional en-suite bedrooms on the second level offer breathtaking views.   *Highest sale representation is based on information from the RI Statewide MLS for the period of January 1, 2020 – July 27, 2021. * Neither Lila Delman Compass nor the MLS guarantees or are responsible for the accuracy of the data provided to them. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

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OCEANFRONT ESTATE SELLS FOR $3.9MM, MARKING ONE OF NARRAGANSETT’S TOP FIVE SALES YEAR-TO-DATE*

NARRAGANSETT, RI – July 27, 2021 – Lila Delman Compass continues to lead Washington County’s real estate market with the significant sale of 775 Boston Neck Road in Narragansett for $3,900,000.  According to data maintained by the Rhode Island Statewide MLS, this transaction marks one of the top five sales in Narragansett year-to-date.* Dan & Nicole Harding, Sales Associates  with Lila Delman Compass’ Narragansett Office, represented the seller. Collectively, the Harding’s rank as the number one sales team in Washington County with over $19,000,000 in closed volume in the municipality so far this year. Coming off of an impressive 2020, where Dan and Nicole sold over $25,000,000 in total volume, they are on track to have a banner year. In Washington County alone Lila Delman Compass has sold over $202MM in real estate year-to-date. Historically, Lila Delman Compass has ranked as the number one firm in Narragansett for the past ten consecutive years.* “One of the greatest compliments in this profession is when a family entrusts us with their home that’s been in their family for generations,” commented Dan Harding. “It was an incredible honor to sell a such a magnificent property where the owner took such pride in her gorgeous gardens that meant so much to her. Sited high on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and having easy beach access, there’s nothing quite like it,” stated Nicole Harding.  This three-acre oceanfront estate is perched above the Atlantic with sweeping views and tremendous privacy. Accessed by a long driveway, the ocean greets you upon entering and this beautiful approach is embraced by lush lawns that continue the entire length of the acreage. This home was built to capture sublime waterscapes throughout and carefully preserved over the years. Giving the interior a refined focal point, a central fireplace in the living room and sunroom has a cozy charm. High ceilings and open-plan one level living offers flexibility and an impressive sense of space. Walk out to a terrace and deck that provide an intimate setting for entertaining & continue down to the ocean’s edge where a private path guides you to white sandy Wesquage Beach on Narragansett Bay. The dramatic typography of landscape makes this a very special seasonal or year-round retreat. The grounds are characterized by established professionally designed gardens that blossom for 3 seasons and a tennis court from which to soak up everything this dreamlike location has to offer. *Highest sale representation is based on information from the RI Statewide MLS for the period of January 1, 2011 – July 27, 2021. * Neither Lila Delman Compass nor the MLS guarantees or are responsible for the accuracy of the data provided to them. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

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* No. 1 luxury ranking based on highest total dollar volume of sales over one million dollars in Rhode Island for 2018. This representation is based on information from the Rhode Island Association of Realtors for the period of January 01, 1993 – April 1, 2019. Data includes non MLS sales. 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. Non MLS Sales included in total volume.