OCEANWIDE – DIRECT OCEANFRONT WITH BEACH - A rare offering in the exclusive seven-home coastal enclave of Weekapaug. This 5,000+ gross square foot shingle-style residence with three-mile long private beach was built in 1919 and carries the charm reminiscent of the era. Stunning architectural details include expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and two grand fieldstone fireplaces. Iconic Manhattan interior designer Albert Hadley, whose clients included Jacqueline Onassis, Oscar de la Renta and the Astors, designed this coastal retreat to feel relaxed yet sophisticated, with ample space for entertaining. With 180 feet of beach frontage, this residence offers privacy and a unique perspective from Weekapaug Point. Sold completely turnkey. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Sited on nearly one acre of manicured beachfront grounds, Oceanwide's circular driveway leads to the Bluestone wraparound terrace designed by Hadley. Concrete columns, innovative for early 20th century architecture, support the Gambrel-style roof. The extensive wraparound terrace allows for entertaining inside and out and features panoramic views from Block Island to Montauk. Featuring garage/studio space with bath. A short walk to the private three-mile long beach for residents only. Your kids can ride their bikes to the separate children's beach, with lifeguard. Additional nearby amenities include Weekapaug Yacht Club, which offers sailing lessons for kids, Shelter Harbor Golf Club, private, ranked #2 in Rhode Island, and the Weekapaug Inn with gourmet restaurant.
The entry hall leads into an expansive, high-ceilinged living space with beams that encompasses a living room and dining room, each with a fireplace and French doors leading to the terrace. Both offer a different perspective of the spectacular ocean views the space affords. The dining room is connected to a large butler's pantry with original millwork. The chef's kitchen includes a Thermador gas stove, a Subzero refrigerator, two dishwashers, a substantial island and eat-in dining space. Below the kitchen is a temperature-controlled wine cellar. From the kitchen, a separate staircase leads to the second floor, which includes six bedrooms and three full baths. The master suite features a lovely sitting room and a tastefully done bath with Waterworks tiles, fixtures and beautiful wood shiplap walls. The bedroom features designer wallpaper and French doors that lead to a covered balcony with birdseye views of Block Island Sound, the perfect place to enjoy warm summer breezes and the sound of crashing waves. Down the hall, an original built-in armoire provides storage and character. Additional bedrooms/guest space offer views of the Weekapaug coastline. An attic allows for more storage space. Oceanwide features modern amenities throughout, including forced air heating and air conditioning and an upstairs laundry area. The house has always been maintained at the highest level and is in impeccable move-in condition.
Weekapaug, Rhode Island, is under a three hour drive from NYC, just over the border from Connecticut. A ninety minute drive from Boston! Amtrak is ten minutes away and for those with personal planes Westerly has its own private airport.
Property Features Include: Waterfront
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Architectural Style: Cape Cod
Lot Acres: 0.95