The “William B. Vernon House,” c. 1893 is a classic example of Newport’s Historic Victorians located in the distinguished Kay/Catherine neighborhood. The home has been thoughtfully renovated & meticulously maintained throughout the years, the most recent 2 renovations by Kirby Perkins. Vernon was a furniture craftsman who incorporated beautiful woodwork & parquet hard wood floors throughout the home.
An inviting sunroom welcomes you as you note the carefully restored original windows & new teak flooring & ceiling. The grand foyer is impressive w/ its cathedral ceilings, intricate woodwork & fireplace. The 1st floor has a formal receiving room, a stately dining room w/ original built-ins, powder room, large open concept kitchen, gorgeous living room w/ gas fireplace & a new mudroom leading you out to a spectacular private outdoor oasis w/ beautiful mature trees, custom fences & a two car garage with plenty of room for storage.
On the 2nd floor, there are 2 BR’s that share 1 bathroom, a renovated primary suite offering a large walk-in closet w/ custom built-ins, an additional space perfect nursery/office, an updated bathroom w/ marble countertops and second floor turret room that is being used as an office. The 3rd floor has 2 additional rooms & a fully renovated bathroom w/ soaking tub and custom shower. This central location provides you the best of both worlds: privacy in a quiet setting, yet a quick walk to anywhere in Newport!
Photography Credit: Gustave White Sotheby’s Realty