Top Agent: Kendra Toppa

Q: Tell me about Newport’s unique history.
Newport, lovingly referred to as the “City by the Sea,” is a quintessential New England resort community set on Aquidneck Island, and is recognized as the sailing and society capital of the world. Its yacht-filled harbor and culturally rich community make this beautiful city home to those who appreciate world-class beaches, yachting, golf, exceptional dining, and shopping. Newport is perhaps most noted for its Gilded Age mansions (a.k.a. “summer cottages” built by the wealthy industrialists of this time period) lining Bellevue Avenue, most of which are now public museums, protected by the Preservation Society of Newport.

Q: What are the hottest shops, restaurants, etc.?
Newport is home to so many wonderful attractions and establishments. Beachgoers enjoy time spent at Gooseberry or Easton’s Beach. Second and Third Beach are favorites on Aquidneck Island as well. History buffs enjoy the various Newport Mansion Tours, while sports fanatics love time spent at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum. Stop by and shop around Kristen Coates Art & Home on Bellevue, stocked with unique pieces of original art, home accessories, and hostess gifts galore. Enjoy cocktails and sailing vistas on the Lawn at Castle Hill Inn, followed by dinner back downtown at the famed Clarke Cooke House. Don’t forget your jacket for post-dinner dancing under the tented pink-and-white-striped ceiling at Clarke Cooke House’s exclusive SkyBar.

Q: Tell me a bit about your listing “Land’s End”?
An inviting 8+ bedroom family home with carriage house, “Land’s End” presents an extraordinary opportunity to acquire an East Coast legacy property on 5.6 oceanfront acres. The perfect blend of classic design and modernity. Truly Newport’s crown jewel of real estate!

“Land’s End” at 42 Ledge Road in Newport, Rhode Island.