WATCH HILL, RI, February 17th, 2017 One of Watch Hill’s gracious estates, “Ridge End,” located at 12 Yosemite Valley Road, Westerly was sold for $2,105,000 by Lila Delman Real Estate International (LDREI). Larry Burns, Sales Associate at LDREI, represented the seller.

This is the second highest sale in Westerly year-to-date following the sale of 119 Atlantic Avenue for $1,625,000 by Lori Joyal, Managing Broker of LDREI’s Watch Hill office last month, according to data from the Rhode Island Statewide MLS.*

“Watch Hill, with its traditional New England charm, natural coastal beauty, uncrowded beaches and proximity to New York & Boston has become a discreet and compelling alternative to the Hamptons and Newport, said Larry Burns.

Ridge End is a gracious shingle style estate perched on a prominent hilltop in one of Watch Hill’s most secluded locations. This private three acre property is just steps from Watch Hill’s renowned East Beach and had been owned by the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic religious order, for over 50 years.

Originally built in 1910, the home was once owned by Sebastian Kresge, the founder of K-Mart Corporation. The sprawling estate was built along a prominent ridge facing the Atlantic Ocean and given the name “Ridge End”. Built in the popular “shingle style” of the era, the home features a “splayed wing” design with three full stories accented with numerous bay windows and hipped-roof dormers. With twenty bedrooms, seven fireplaces and over one hundred windows, the property was designed to accommodate numerous family members, guests and staff for an entire summer.

“Watch Hill continues to be in demand as a coastal destination and remains a timeless snapshot rich with history, style and class,” commented Lori Joyal.


Lila Delman founded the company’s original office in Narragansett over 50 years ago. Since then, Lila Delman Real Estate International has grown to include 6 strategically located offices, over 90 associates, a marketing department that creatively uses online social media, and an award-winning website. Utilizing international marketing partners such as Christie’s International Real Estate, Mayfair International Realty and Luxury Portfolio, the firm is consistently a frontrunner in the luxury market. For more information, please visit .

For more information, please contact Catherine Cloney at Lila Delman Real Estate International at 401-662-2570 or email

*This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. 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.