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How Salve Regina University,Newport's Intellectual Gem, Adds to the Attraction for Prospective Homebuyers

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Newport, RI has a reputation for being one of New Englands most beautiful cities. In the middle of this sophisticated and luxurious retreat lies Salve Regina University (SRU), a small liberal arts university in the smallest state in the country.

Newport is a place that many visitors love exploring. For local Salve Regina University students, the iconic pieces of the city are right in their backyard. Hidden in the shadows of the famous Gilded Age mansions is the world famous, 3.5 mile Cliff Walk combining sweeping ocean views and a public access trail. The ocean rushes the cliffs from one side, while Newports magical estates watch visitors come and go from the other.

Ochre Court, the summer residence of New York real estate magnate Ogden Goelet, is SRUs central administration building and houses the Office of the President and the offices of Undergraduate Admission and the Registrar, among others. Concerts, student dances, lectures and special functions are held on the first floor throughout the year.

Today, several historic estates have become a part of Salve Regina Universitys expanding campus. Classes are held inside fanciful ocean-side estates resembling castles. Renovated historic mansions now serve as residence halls for students. Ocean views, fireplaces and grand staircases are common features of the residential landscape.

College-bound students arent the only ones considering the university community of Newport. For parents seeking intellectual stimulation, cultural amenities and a safe, thriving residential community, the city of Newport is an impressive bet. Whats more, the presence of an excellent university might be an attractive asset for potential buyers of primary residences, vacation homes or rental properties in the area, especially if their children are new SRU students.

As Gustave White Sothebys International Realty asserts, Newport real estate offers high-end clients their very own piece of Newports unique history, as many estates are still privately owned and for sale.

Read on for a closer look at threeimmaculate homes located just minutes from the SRU campus, currently for sale by our friends at Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty...

529 Bellevue Avenue

528 Bellevue Front529 Bellevue LivingThis stately Bellevue Avenue residence on 1.23 acre boasts nearly 7,000 sq. ft. of grand living space. Open light-flooded interior with soaring ceilings features dramatic entry with custom staircase, six fireplaces, and sitting/music room. Spacious living room opens to a dining room, kitchen, and great room with French doors to a blue stone patio and grounds. Well-equipped kitchen with custom cabinets and butler's pantry. Generous first- and second-floor master suites, both with fireplaces, bathrooms, and large walk-in closets. All guest bedrooms are en suite. Comfortable and spacious second-floor loft/family room has a kitchenette. Built in 2006, this handsome home has all modern conveniences. Four-car garage and artist studio are additional highlights of this remarkable residence. Located among Newport's famed Summer Cottages, this proud residence is close to the famed Cliff Walk and Wetmore Beach, and only minutes to Bailey's Beach, clubs, restaurants, and marinas.

673 Bellevue Avenue

Quatrel on Bellevue_ExteriorQuatrel on Bellevue_Living RoomThis Historic "Quatrel" is perfectly sited on 1.24 landscaped acres on prestigious Bellevue Avenue across from Doris Duke's "Rough Point". This renovated and inviting family home offers every modern amenity while retaining its old world charm and character. The historic interiors with detailed plaster work and marble fireplace mantles were designed by Ogden Codman, Jr. and have been meticulously restored to the highest standards. Amenities include a state of the art geothermal heating and cooling system and an elevator serving all three floors. The property includes a two bedroom Carriage House with two car garage. "Quatrel" is a short walk to Bailey's Beach and the Cliff Walk. A home of this caliber is seldom available and is the rarest of offerings!

197 Coggeshall Avenue

197 Coggeshall Front 197 Coggeshall Backyard

This handsome five-bedroom beach house is located on the desirable Coggeshall Avenue bordering Newport's iconic Ocean Drive and Bellevue Avenue estate area. Ideal setting on a generous lot within 0.2 mile of gorgeous sandy beaches and Cliff Walk. This spacious home with expansive mahogany front porch features an open floor plan with large kitchen & Great Room, cozy living room with fireplace, and hardwoods throughout. Sliders open to a deck and stone patio, private yard, and perennial gardens - perfect for outdoor entertaining. Two-car garage and ample parking.

Looking to sell your Newport property or buy or rent your dream oceanfront home? Contact us here!

For more information about Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty, visit their website here.

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