New England at Its Best Regal cottages. Majestic views. Limitless land and sea sports.
What: The Royal Perth at The Carnegie Abbey Club,
a private sporting estate overlooking Narragansett Bay.
Where: Aquidneck Island, Newport County, Portsmouth, RI
Amenities: The Carnegie Abbey Club stands as testament to Newport's Gilded
Age, a time of wealth, culture, the arts and sporting pursuits. On some 450 bucolic
acres, overlooking the protected waters of Narragansett Bay, the Club presents
all that the good life has to offer. Prospective buyers can choose from among
21 bayside cedar-shingled Royal Cottages designed by James Gibson, or live among
the clouds, 220 feet above the Bay in what could be the last coastal tower to
ever be built on a golf resort in New England. Here, membership does have its
privileges: a Donald Steel-designed Scottish Links golf course that rivals Pinehurst,
Augusta and Pebble Beach. Also an integral part of the sporting life: world-class
equestrian and tennis and, of course, the waters – prized and praised by
skippers worldwide who come here to ply their yachts and watercraft. The Carnegie
Abbey Club is a one-of-a-kind, remarkable place for family and friends.
Asking Price: $2,595,000
Due Diligence: The majestic, James Gibson-designed Georgian cottage's private
courtyard leads past the covered loggia and bluestone surrounded pool into the
dramatic living room with a gas fireplace and a 19-foot ceiling, situated directly
on Sunset Lake. A two-story Palladian window offers picturesque views of stunning
Narragansett Bay sunsets. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, a marble-tiled bath
and a stately decor distinguish this 3-bedroom, 3½-bath home, which is
the largest of The Carnegie Abbey Club's exclusive Royal Cottages.