If you’re a local or a summer regular, you may have taken a sunset joyride down Ocean Drive in Newport, and a stunning gatehouse might have caught your eye once or twice. You might be wondering what spectacular property lies just out of view from the road. That property is ‘Normandie’ and it has just hit the real estate market for the first time in 50 years at $15 million.

Photo Courtesy of Michael Osean

This grand estate is perhaps one of the most highly photographed in Newport – the whitewashed, picture-perfect gatehouse is always a fan favorite. This residence is considered to be one of the most iconic in Newport. Privately situated on 4.4 oceanfront acres, with private access, it is clear why!

The bungalow-style property, designed by Delano and Aldrich of New York City, has seven bedrooms, each complete with a fireplace and en-suite bath. The east wing of the home also offers a two bedroom apartment, and an additional one bedroom apartment.

Photo Courtesy of Michael Osean

Normandie also offers many original and charming details, from red quarry tiled flooring to Beechwood-paneled interior walls. And that gatehouse we all know and love? It offers additional guest quarters along with garage or utility space. It’s not hard to see why the Normandie Estate has been considered a Newport gem for ages!


232 Ocean Ave, Newport
Listed by Paul Leyes of Gustave White Sotheby’s International
$15 million

All photos by Michael Osean