MLS® ID: 1218253
77 Ayrault ST
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840 $899,000
Henry Ledyard Sr. (1812-1880) built this carriage house in 1863 for the Cloverleigh Estate which sits next door at 44 Catherine Street. Born in NYC, Ledyard became influential in both Detroit, MI and Newport, RI. He was the Founder of Newport Hospital and President of The Redwood Library. George Champlin Mason (1820-1894) was the chosen architect for this mansard roof building. Louis Lorillard and his wife Elaine who founded the Newport Jazz Festival, owned the property for many years.
Carriage House structures, as well as the Kay-Catherine neighborhood, are considered very desirable in Newport. Within walking distance to Bellevue Avenue and the downtown area, it is ideal for those who like to leave their vehicles at home to shop, visit the historic mansions, enjoy the theater, and dine in nearby restaurants. The beaches are within biking distance to this area. This property consists of 3247 sf and is presently configured as a 2-family. With 6 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths, it sits on .19 acres of private yard. Many of the original details have remained intact by its owners, including the water pump that sits in the first floor stable area. The yellow pine, wide floor planks have lovely patina that add to the warmth of the living space. With some TLC, this property offers an opportunity for a buyer to continue the stewardship of this carriage house and adapt it for modern living. The exterior is in excellent condition. Also MLS# 1218118