This charming stone house called Owls Cote is for sale in Rhode Island “minutes from downtown Newport and the harbor,” but it looks like a cottage plucked straight out of the English countryside.
The listing says, “Owls Cote offers the perfect blend of old-world storybook character and historic craftsmanship set amid a professionally designed English perennial garden.”
Private Entry Courtyard:
“This exquisitely renovated 1920s Edward Lutyens-inspired English country Tudor home sits in a park-like oasis setting abutting the Norman Bird Sanctuary and contiguous with over 1,000 acres of protected open space, including the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and over three miles of undeveloped long sandy beaches.”
The house has 4 bedrooms:
Leaded, diamond-paned windows:
Custom designed island with solid oak top:
Ground Level Floorplan:
According to an article in the WSJ, “This Cotswold-style house sits on land that served as a private hunting ground in the late 1800s for Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont (of Belmont Park racetrack) and his friend Cornelius Vanderbilt.”
“In the 1920s, New Yorkers Michael van Beuren and wife Mary Archbold van Beuren, daughter of the president of Standard Oil, built an estate on it.”
Small Guest House:
The homeowner is an author and antiques restorer who updated and renovated the house and says she’s ready to take on a new project now.
Maryalice says she’ll miss “being in a place where you can take a walk and never see another house but look out at a great expanse of ocean and shoreline.”