“The Flower Cottage” – A white picket fence and thoughtful landscaping frame this cheery, aptly named home in the heart of Newport’s famed Bellevue Avenue. Formerly the headquarters of The Newport Botanical Gardens and once a shop known as The Flower Bungalow, this delightful home enjoys a rich association with Newport’s horticultural history.
Built c. 1870, The Flower Cottage has recently been updated with a new kitchen, air conditioning, a new boiler and a newly painted exterior. A welcoming entry gives way to the spacious living room and cozy den, both with fireplaces. The newly remodeled kitchen benefits from granite counters, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Wolf range, and a wet bar. French doors lead out onto the lovely garden patio. Adjacent is the formal dining room which also offers access to the grounds.
This historic cottage provides two first-level bedrooms and a full bath. The second-level is home to a generous master suite with a fireplace, walk-in closet, and spacious bath with whirlpool tub. A step-down, intimate sitting space opens to a large, private porch. An additional bedroom, bath, and room for office or 5th bedroom complete the second floor.
The property is further enhanced by lush mature grounds, brick walkways and patios, and a two car garage.
THE LOCATION Newport, Rhode Island, just 90 minutes from Logan International Airport in Boston, 30 minutes from Quonset Airport, and 3 hours from Manhattan, is home to numerous cultural and sporting attractions including world renowned jazz, folk, classical music and film festivals, the Tennis Hall of Fame, golf, yachting, and polo.
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