12 Sunnyside Place Newport

8 3.1 6,342 sq ft

The Property

A rare opportunity to own a piece of Newport’s architectural heritage, The Samuel Tilton House, 12 Sunnyside Place, completed in 1882 and designed by the architectural firm McKim, Mead & White.

Exterior materials include cantilevered Stonington granite, painted timbers, pebble dash in stucco, brick chimneys, colonial crown moldings and panels, carved sunbursts, and courses of cedar shingles trimmed in animated patterns. Sgraffito, a combination of glass, shells, and pebbles with stucco, form architectural “paintings” on the exterior and chimneys.

The intricately carved wood foyer leads to a grand staircase with painted glass and lead windows by the firm D.

Turno, a contemporary of Tiffany & Co. and John LaFarge. The first floor’s parlor, dining room and magnificent two story music Room/ballroom flow seamlessly into one another with tall recessed carved doorways. Large detailed windows allow ample light to flow in.

The second floor features include many built-in elements: mantels, wardrobes, drawers, and window seats, with an astonishing density of detail.

While the rich historic detail has been preserved, the home has had modern updates including central air on the first floor, a newer heating system, 200 amp upgraded electrical service, a newer roof, and custom storm windows.

The property consists of two parcels at the end of Sunnyside Place, creating a quiet, partially wooded sanctuary right in the heart of bustling Newport.

A once in a lifetime offering.

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Lot Size:

0.79 acres


  • Basement: Full
  • Balcony
  • Masonry
  • Porch
  • Shingles
  • Storm Window
  • Wood
  • Fireplace: Brick
  • Heating: Forced Water
  • Heating Fuel: Oil
  • Cul De Sac
  • Extra Lot
  • Type: Historic
  • Year Built: 1882
  • Water Amenities: Walk to Fresh Water, Walk to Salt Water, Walk To Water

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