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24 Kay Street Newport

$2,295,000
8 7.1 5,990 sq ft

The Property

‘La Farge Perry House’ is a historic home once occupied by renowned painter and stained glass artist John La Farge and his wife Margaret, the grand-daughter of Oliver Hazard Perry. Extraordinarily well-maintained with exceptional period detail this c 1853 residence is rich in history. Built by The Agassiz family, the same family who built the Inn at Castle Hill, the stately residence is comfortable and elegant and boasts an intricately carved staircase, gleaming hardwood floors,wonderful moldings and lighting fixtures. Restored in 1996 by the current owners the home also features an updated kitchen and baths, central air and four reproductions of La Farge’s stained glass.

At more than 5,900 sq ft and 1/3 acre the home is comprised of 8 bedrooms,7 full baths and 1 half bath and all are well appointed. Principal rooms include a formal living room and dining room painted with a beautiful original mural painted in 1920’s, a large kitchen with porch and pantry, family room, office and an en-suite bedroom. The 2nd floor offers a 800 sq ft master suite with a large bathroom and ample closet space, an additional en suite bedroom and a full in-law apartment. The 3rd floor includes 4 bedrooms with baths and has a wonderful view of the Newport city scape and the bridge. The 55 ft front porch is perfect to watch the activity of town while the private back yard is loaded with flowering plants and trees and all in the heart of Newport’s Kay-Catherine neighborhood and a walk to town

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Listing Details

MLS Number

1259884

Lot Size:

0.33 acres

Features

  • Basement: Full
  • Balcony
  • Clapboard
  • Deck
  • Insulated Glass Windows
  • Masonry
  • Porch
  • Shingles
  • Wood
  • Fireplace: Brick,Gas
  • Heating: Forced Water, Gas Connected, Zoned
  • Heating Fuel: Gas
  • Corner
  • Paved Driveway
  • Sidewalks
  • Sprinklers
  • Type: Historic
  • Year Built: 1853

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