Property Crush

The Coziest Cottage You’ve Ever Seen Is for Sale in Newport, Rhode Island

published Dec 17, 2020
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Credit: Courtesy of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

The details

  • Address: 5 Third Street, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Price: $620,000
  • Size: 1,098 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
Credit: Courtesy of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

Why we have a crush on this property

This probably has to do with me being a native New Englander, but there’s something about a snowy December day that makes me pine for a historic house to call my own. Ogling photos of this 1857 cottage for sale in Newport, Rhode Island, almost scratches that itch.

Set on a narrow street steps from the waterfront, this little antique abode brims with charm. Step through its blue front door to be greeted by a small dining room, and beyond it, the home’s stunning period kitchen. Painted in a handsome shade of olive green, the kitchen offers an oversized farmhouse sink, a new stove with a hood, open shelving, brightly colored cabinets, and a small breakfast nook. There’s a door off the kitchen that opens to the property’s sizable brick patio, where there’s room for outdoor dining and lounging.

Credit: Courtesy of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

An exceedingly cozy living room is adjacent to the home’s dining area. It’s complete with built-in bookshelves and a step up to a small home office with beamed ceilings. Upstairs, there’s more office space on the second-floor landing, as well as two bedrooms and more ceiling beams. 

Credit: Courtesy of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

They say good things come in small packages, and at only 1,098 square feet, the cottage is a small package. Its coziness factor, though, is off the charts.

The home is listed for $620,000 by Michelle Kirby with Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty.

Credit: Courtesy of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty
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