Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty is Pleased to Announce the Sale of 'Sea View Villa' in Middletown, RI, for $15M


1674860386MIDDLETOWN, RI USA – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the sale of ‘Sea View Villa’ at 333 Tuckerman Avenue in Middletown, Rhode Island. The waterfront property came on the market last August for the first time in 77 years and sold today for $15 million. The sellers were represented by Tina Wiley and David Huberman of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty. Kate Kirby Greenman, also of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the buyers.

As one of the first homes built on Easton’s Point, the iconic 8,105 sq ft home is set on almost four acres of captivating coastline on “the point.” With Jacobean-style gables, Queen Anne forms, and an Italianate porch, architect John Dixon Johnston built the residence in 1881 for Zachariah C. Deas, a stock-broker and former Civil War general. Having worked closely with architect Dudley Newton, Johnston experimented with multiple gables in different directions to capture breathtaking, panoramic ocean views stretching from Martha’s Vineyard to Block Island, and a striking vista of Newport’s Cliff Walk across Easton’s Bay. A wrap-around porch became a coveted setting for epic sunsets. The Spiratos family purchased this iconic property in 1945 and enjoyed its charms for four generations. Many original details remain today including eight intricately designed tiled fireplaces, handsome paneling, coffered ceilings, and stained-glass windows by John La Farge.

“The sale of ‘Sea View Villa’ represents Middletown’s highest residential sale in the past fifteen years, and the second highest sale ever for the town,” stated selling agent, Tina Wiley. “This special property has charmed many for years, whether from nearby First (Easton’s) Beach, or across the bay from Newport’s Gilded Age mansions.”

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 90 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.