BlogNews February 17, 2017

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces Significant Sales in Newport and Watch Hill

Providence, RI (February 17, 2017) – Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the following significant sales: 79 Second Street, Newport, for $1,675,000, 11 Berkley Avenue, Newport, for $2,750,000 and 12 Yosemite Valley Road, Westerly, for $2,105,000.

Per data from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, 79 Second Street is the highest sale in The Point neighborhood in over two years. The sellers of this historic home were represented by Judy Chace, Broker/Owner and Eric Kirton, Sales Associate of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The buyers in this transaction were represented by Jay Serzan of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Bigelow Carriage house at 79 Second Street is an early commission of Charles McKim. Some of McKim’s works include: the original Penn Station, the West Wing of the White House and Newport’s Tennis Hall of Fame. The shingled exterior of the home is nearly identical to its original 1848 design while the interior was completely remodeled in 2005.

Representing the buyer in the successful closing of 11 Berkley Avenue, Judy Chace asserts, “Offering an opportunity to enjoy the privacy of an expansive home in the heart of Newport, Holly House embraces a refined and captivating living experience.” The sellers of this circa 1900 Center Hall Colonial were represented by Kim Doherty and Alex Thursby of Lila Delman Real Eastate.

According to data from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, 12 Yosemite Valley Road is the highest sale in Westerly this year. The buyers of this secluded Watch Hill estate were represented by Robin Knisley, Broker Associate with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. The sellers in this transaction were represented by Larry Burns of Lila Delman Real Estate.

“The sale of 12 Yosemite Valley Road represents an impressive start to our 2017 year in Watch Hill. This extraordinary estate embraces an opportunity to reside in one of Rhode Island’s most attractive beach communities,” remarks Ray Mott, Broker/Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

The 1910 shingle-style estate once belonged to the Sisters of Mercy. Nestled on three private acres, 12 Yosemite Valley Road has sold for the first time in over 50 years. At over 7,000 square feet, the sprawling property features 20 bedrooms and 7 fireplaces.

According to Knisley, “It has been a pleasure working with the new owners of 12 Yosemite, and I’m so happy for their family to make lasting memories in this fantastic Watch Hill home. Larry Burns did an incredible job working with numerous offers and allowing everyone a fair opportunity to purchase the property.”


Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty was founded by Ray Mott and Judy Chace, two of Rhode Island’s most accomplished and respected luxury real estate specialists. With a combined history of success and a reputation for representing Rhode Island’s finest properties, Chace and Mott have an established record of providing exceptional customer service to their national and international clientele. The firm is comprised of over 130 dedicated sales associates with six offices in Rhode Island in Barrington, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Narragansett, Providence and Watch Hill.

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty’s network includes over 19,000 sales associates located in approximately 845 offices in 65 countries and territories. Each office is independently owned and operated.

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