The smallest U.S state is making big real estate news this week with the sale of 10 Bluff Avenue in Watch Hill, Rhode Island
. Sold for $17.6 million, this transaction marks that second highest home sold in Rhode Island’s history, only following Taylor Swift's purchase of a Watch Hill residence, which cost the popstar $17.75 million in 2013, according the
The picturesque property offers ample space with 8,540-square-feet of interior space, nine bedrooms, nine full baths, eight fireplaces, and two kitchens. From inside or out, sweeping coastal views abound. The new owner can enjoy the sea breeze by strolling the three-acre grounds or the 160-feet of private beach right on the Atlantic Ocean. The home also includes a heated limestone pool and intricate landscaping that offer a sense of calm and serenity, and are of course perfect for entertaining as well.The property is immaculately crafted thanks to the work of designer Giancarlo Valle
who re-imagined this 1903 classic shingle-style home into a modern coastal escape. Elegant details can be seen throughout the spaces, including large windows for tons of natural light and a contrast of dark and light paint that adds subtle drama. The modern kitchen is outfitted with a La Cornue range, double wine refrigerator, and three dishwashers, so there's nothing harkening to 1903 in there.According to the Providence Journal
, the buyers are Paul Cappuccio, a former general counsel with Time Warner, and his partner, Matt Shea. They have three children and it said that they plan to use the lovely home for summers and on the weekend.Lori Joyal of Lila Delman Real Estate
, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, held the listing. This marks the second time Lila Delman Real Estate has sold this prestigious property.