NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND – Melanie Delman, President of Lila Delman Real Estate International, has just listed “Sunnyside,” a stately Gilded Age mansion once owned by a founding member of the New York Yacht Club.

“In an improving market for luxury properties, this estate, with its sense of history, is a rare offering,” said Melanie Delman.

“Sunnyside,” Commodore William Edgar House c.1885, is one of the finest examples of Colonial Revival architecture. Designed by McKim, Mead & White, the premier firm responsible for such notable landmarks as Rosecliff Mansion on Bellevue Avenue, the Villard Houses in Manhattan and Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, New York, the majestic façade and interior details reflect those of opulent mid-nineteenth century mansions.

Sited on one acre surrounded by signature specimen trees, the entire property, renovated for today’s discerning buyer, features a 6-bedroom and 5.3 bath main house, separate 4-bedroom guest residence, and a pool. It offers the convenience of an in-town location just off Bellevue Avenue coupled with the sanctuary of a private estate.

Melanie Delman of Lila Delman Real Estate International recently sold “Ocean Lawn,” the former Firestone estate, for $11.65 million, marking the highest sale in Newport and the top sale in Rhode Island year-to-date, according to statistics maintained by RI Statewide MLS*.

The Sunnyside estate is listed at $3,995,000. For further information, or to request a showing, contact Kendra Toppa at, or 401-339-6233.


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 100 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

*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.