Sale of "Villalon" Estate in Middletown

Gustave White Sotheby's International RealtyNEWPORT, RI – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of “Villalon” at 120 Miantonomi Avenue in Middletown, Rhode Island. The early–Guilded Age estate sold for $2,465,000. The seller was represented by LeAnne West and Michelle Drum of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty. Bob Bailey of Lila Delman Compass represented the buyer.

Built in 1856 by Richard Upjohn for the Hoppin family as a summer retreat, the Italianate stick-style was a noted design at the time and Richard Morris Hunt expanded on the architectural style in later Newport "cottages." The 1.47-acre property is now nationally registered. Double stained-glass doors open into a parquet-floored hall, which leads to living areas, eight bedrooms, nine full and two-half baths. Upgraded amenities make the almost 9,000 square feet residence very manageable.

Paul Leys, co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, stated "Villalon’s historical significance, the efforts of our Realtors and the power of the Sotheby's International Realty brand resulted in a strong price for the sellers. This is the fourth highest residential sale this year in Middletown, with Gustave White Sotheby’s having also been involved in the other three transactions.”

120 Miantonomi Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island.

120 Miantonomi Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island.120 Miantonomi Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island.

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 pleys@gustavewhite.com 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.