5 Harbor View Drive Newport

5 4.2 4,663 sq ft

The Property

From its perch on Halidon Hill, Aerie Cottage overlooks Newport, its historic harbor, the Newport Bridge and Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. A quick walk to downtown or your club, yet a serene setting a world away from the bustle. A thorough renovation of both buildings, completed in 2015, with extensive site work and new landscaping, created a stylish and tranquil home…a contemporary classic preserved for generations to come. The 3,464 square foot, 3 bed, 2.1 bath main cottage is an oasis of intimate spaces for quiet enjoyment and open areas for entertaining.

The materials – reclaimed walnut, original paneling, exposed beams, stacked fieldstone, Danby marble – create a refined, warm palette. Outdoor spaces include a wrap-around porch, and 3 stone patios. The Guest Cottage is recognized as a legal 2nd dwelling unit, with a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment and a 3rd floor studio/office for a view from the peak. The main level of this building includes an oversized 2-car garage and a storybook potting shed. Set on over 2 acres, privacy is afforded with mature plantings and wooded areas. Garden beds are filled with perennials and the ultimate classic seaside beauty of blue hydrangeas. At the bottom of the drive, walking paths lead to Thames Street, just 1/3 of a mile away or just steps from Ida Lewis and New York Yacht Clubs. Launch and store your kayak at the park, or use the dinghy dock to tour the harbor or access your mooring.

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Lot Size:

2.03 acres


  • Basement: Partial
  • Breezeway
  • Deck
  • Porch
  • Shingles
  • Wood
  • Fireplace: Gas,Wood Frame
  • Heating: Central Air, Central Heat, Forced Air, Zoned
  • Heating Fuel: Gas
  • Garage: Detached, Integral
  • Fenced
  • Out Building
  • Underground Utilities
  • Waterview
  • Type: Cottage,Historic
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Water Amenities: Saltwater View, Walk to Salt Water, Walk To Water

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