Who goes there? A bright Newport mansion with a medieval-style watchtower

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The Gilded Age home comes with eight bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms, and a price tag of $4,500,000.

Architect George Champlin Mason Sr. built the house for himself in 1873. Michael David commercial photography

This Newport mansion was built during America’s Gilded Age and has all the rich jewel tones and soaring ceilings to prove it. The Rhode Island mansion has room for every activity, from baking bread in its brick oven to curling up with a book by one of its many fireplaces to stargazing from the medieval-style watchtower in the backyard.

Listed for $4,500,000, 31 Old Beach Road in Newport offers eight bedrooms and 12.5 baths. The 5,363-square-foot mansion sits on a 0.36-acre lot. karina jackson of Newport Living Group in Lila Delman/Compass has the list.

The living room has built-in shelving and a dark blue accent wall, as well as a gas fireplace and hardwood floors.
. –Brandon Dupont of Epic Shoots Photography

George Champlin Mason Sr.. built this luxury listing in 1873 for his personal use. While Mason built more than 100 homes, this mansion is one of fewer than 40 remaining, according to Candice Sandman of the Newport Living Group. It has even been the subject of a book.

Outside, the mansion is bright blue with white gingerbread trim. Inside, the renovated “Woodbine Cottage” includes a basement wine cellar and a gas fireplace in several rooms. Upstairs, a finished attic with bunk walls serves as a game room. And in the backyard, a three-story watchtower is the perfect spot for stargazing.

The house has a three-story watchtower in its backyard.
. – Commercial photography by Michael David

The home’s kitchen features open shelving and shaker-style cream cabinets. Stainless steel appliances, except for the brick oven, and an island with seating provide a touch of modernity among the rustic space.

The kitchen has hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances, as well as cream shaker-style cabinets and exposed wooden floating shelves.
. –Brandon Dupont of Epic Shoots Photography

The living room and study are graced with crown molding, built-in bookshelves, and elegant chandelier. Both rooms have single sash windows with mullions.

Each room features hardwood floors and a splash of color, whether in paint, printed wallpaper, or a combination of both. Crown molding adds an element of luxury to every room. Bathrooms feature similar patterns, complete with newly tiled showers and claw-foot tubs.

This bedroom has light yellow walls and a yellow patterned accent wall, a gas fireplace, and hardwood floors.
. –Brandon Dupont of Epic Shoots Photography

In the basement, a separate living room complete with a bedroom, living room, and kitchen is ready for guests.

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