The Oakwold Estate was built between 1880 - 1883 by the well known Boston firm of Rotch & Tilden for the family of Augustus Day, the great-grandson of John Jay, statesman during the American Revolution who was later named first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Augustus, a diplomat and secretary at the American Embassy in Paris, and his wife, a descendant of the John Jacob Astor family, would summer in Paris and in Newport at Oakwold.
The Oakwold Carriage House is a charming stand alone condominium that was renovated in the late 1980's to create a residential dwelling. The first floor offers a large open living room / dining area with high ceilings, marble wood burning fireplace and double wood carriage doors. Completing the first floor is a kitchen and a den/bedroom and full bath. The second floor has two large bedrooms with many nice architectural features including peaked ceilings with exposed beams, awning windows and cupola. The full bath offers double sinks, whirlpool tub and separate shower. The lower level has a large finished entertaining room along with a utility room and storage area. The outdoor space includes a private, brick patio with a walkway to a back porch. There are many mature gardens and trees surrounding the condominium and two parking spaces.
This unique offering is located in the estate area of Old Beach Rd with easy access to Bellevue Avenue, shops and restaurants and Eastonâ€™s Beach.