Sale of Iconic Carriage House on Newport’s Point

Gustave White Sotheby’s International 
RealtyNEWPORT, RI – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of the John W. Bigelow Carriage House at 79 Second Street in Newport, Rhode Island. This early example of the American Shingle Style sold for $2,400,000. The seller was represented by Jose Aguon of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty. Devin Sheehan of the Fitzpatrick Team at RE/MAX Professionals represented the buyer. 

Located on The Point, one of Newport’s prominent historic districts, the carriage house was designed by Charles F. McKim of famed McKim, Mead and White in 1876 for his father-in-law, a New York and Boston businessman whose summer cottage, “Bayside,” was nearby on Washington Street. The carriage house was thoughtfully renovated in 2005 by Newport Collaborative Architects. The residence includes five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, a first-floor office with fireplace, sun-filled living room with large stone fireplace, a lookout tower and bluestone patio.

79 Second Street, Newport, Rhode Island79 Second Street, Newport, Rhode Island79 Second Street, Newport, Rhode Island

This sale represents the second highest sale of a single-family on The Point in Newport so far this year. Paul Leys, Broker/Co-Owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty stated, "We are pleased to have participated again in the sale of this iconic carriage house. It is one of fifteen residential sales two million and above in Newport this year, nine of which Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty was involved. During the same period last year, there were only six sales in this range, none on The Point.” 

About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty 

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block Island, as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 80 years as a leader in the luxury market and became Sotheby’s first affiliate in 1976. Gustave White is also the Rhode Island Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at for more information. 

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational, and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.