Ever since the first great “cottage” went up on Bellevue Avenue, Newport has been America’s worst-kept secret hideaway. Bristol’s Poppasquash Point is not only private and quiet, but with much more attractive price points (relative to Newport and Jamestown), you can get a lot more for your money without sacrificing luxury, comfort, or stunning waterviews.
This elegant property, “Baymeadow,” is located at 18 Reliance Drive on Case Farm, a private waterfront compound. Baymeadow offers expansive westerly views of Narragansett Bay from its 2.2 elevated acres, with an adjacent four-acre meadow leading downhill to the bay. A deeded easement guarantees that this meadow will be open space, in perpetuity.
Morning sun reflecting off Bristol Harbor to the east, and sunsets on Narragansett Bay to the west, fill this home with light. An open, easily expandable floor plan with 70 glass doors and windows makes for an airy retreat. This architectural jewel combines both traditional and neo-traditional interior architecture with hand-hewn transitional style newels, balusters and rails. The centerpiece of the home features columns framing a panoramic view of the bay.
Open ceiling latticework above enhances the light and open-air feeling. The oval, west-facing master suite has captivating views of sunsets over the bay. The kitchen is ideally accessible to the main entertaining areas as well as the family room. An attached garage includes generous space above, and the large lot allows for any desired additions such as a pool or guest house.
Case Farm, once a working farm, was initially subdivided as a luxury residential community in the 1980s. Poppasquash Point is also the home of the Bristol Yacht Club, Coggeshall Farm and the 464-acre Colt State Park. Baymeadow offers the best of both worlds – it is a coastal, private retreat that makes you feel a world away, yet it’s a short commute to Providence, Boston and Newport. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family and an affordable alternative to Newport County.
Just the facts
- Lila Delman Real Estate
- Kristin Parella
- (401) 450-9026
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