Uncategorized December 18, 2023

Want to Be Taylor Swift’s Neighbor? What You Can Buy in Watch Hill

Taylor Swift bought her Rhode Island home in April of 2013 in the Watch Hill section of Westerly. Since then, both Swift and Watch Hill have had a great decade. She has made the billionaire list and was named this year’s TIME Person of the Year.

Now, the folks at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International are offering three Watch Hill properties priced between $5 million and $17 million.

When Swift bought her property in 2013, GoLocal reported:

GET THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS HERE — SIGN UP FOR GOLOCAL FREE DAILY EBLASTShe saw it, she loved it, she had to have it and she paid cash–meet the newest Rhode Islander… Taylor Swift.

You have to give her points for style. Music superstar Taylor Swift has been reported to have bought the Watch Hill mansion she was recently spotted touring–with $17 million in cash. 

The 16-room mansion, called High Watch, comes with more than five waterfront acres and was listed for $24 million,


Take a tour of the three Watch Hill properties below, and to swing the deal and you need to know the value of your home CLICK HERE.


121-123 Avondale Road | Watch Hill | $9,995,000

Listed by Geb Masterson

Bayberry Ridge is the epitome of summer in Watch Hill. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the western-facing views overlooking the Pawcatuck River. This estate parcel of over two acres, with guesthouse, pool, pool house, and an expansive lawn is a stone’s throw from The Misquamicut Club. Originally built in 1910 and tastefully expanded over time, this property features 8+ bedrooms and 10+ bathrooms between the main house, cottage, and pool house. With over 11,500 square feet of living space – among four levels of the main house, the cottage, and the pool house – this is a home you will be proud to share with family and friends. Beautiful bluestone patios wrap around the house on three sides, offering plenty of space for outdoor entertainment and alfresco dining. This estate has only known a few owners since it was originally built, all long-time Watch Hill area families, which attests to the beauty and character of the home, and the fond family memories that were made here. Watch Hill, Rhode Island is an exceptionally beautiful community surrounded by water on three sides, with gorgeous beaches and harbor. Watch Hill is located just 2.5-hours from NYC, and only 1.5-hours from Boston via I-95. Additionally, there is a local Amtrak station and a jet-capable airport 10 minutes away. Bayberry Ridge is a very special property that deserves your consideration.


10 Pawcatuck Avenue | Watch Hill | $4,995,000

Listed by Donna Simmons

Nestled on a quiet, lovely street within a short walking distance to the village of Watch Hill is this wonderful cottage brimming with six bedrooms, a large outdoor pool and fenced terrace for hosting private dinners and parties as well as plenty of interior spaces for enjoying movies or game nights! There is a large screened in porch with space for dining or sitting and watching the pool activities beyond. The house is beautifully appointed and is being sold fully furnished and featuring Serena and Lily chairs, a Pottery Barn rattan sectional, Rifle wallpaper in the powder room and dining room and a beautifully appointed kitchen with a six burner Thermador range, shaker cabinets and a sitting room and dining area adjoining the kitchen. A newly shingled and updated pool house has a sitting area, a half bathroom and an outdoor shower. This a great house not only for the summer but as a weekend house that is fully heated and air-conditioned as well as featuring a cozy fireplace for enjoying during those chilly evenings. Enjoy the view of the bay across the street and enjoy the ability to walk to the Ocean House, the beach and to dining and shopping! With a new roof, new shingled siding, this property is in great shape and ready for enjoyment! So just pack your bags and move in!


8 Manatuck Avenue | Watch Hill | $17,995,000

Listed by Donna Simmons and Ray Mott

Along a gorgeous stretch of sandy beach, within walking distance to the historic village of Watch Hill, is an inimitably singular opportunity, perhaps of a lifetime, to own Sandcastle. Beautifully sited on nearly one acre adjoining protected conservancy land, Sandcastle affords breathtaking 180-degree ocean views that stretch from the Weekapaug coastline to the iconic Watch Hill Lighthouse, with a pristine white sand beach in between. Casual refinement and comfort greet you upon entering the foyer with its beautifully handcrafted woodwork that continues into the double-story grand salon soaring to a mezzanine that captures full ocean views. Hand painted, decorative artistry covers the dining room walls and offers those who dine delightful views from every angle. A large and comfortable kitchen provides the ultimate spot for informal gatherings. A spacious family room, a cozy den, a first-floor bedroom and bathroom as well as a wet bar complete the first floor. Upstairs off the mezzanine are three more bedrooms including the master suite with a well-appointed bathroom and balcony to watch the evening sunsets. Also on the upper floor is an office and the perfect alcove to work, read or gaze at the white caps beyond. A slate covered gazebo and seaside garden create a magical setting for alfresco entertaining. There is a three car garage that features on the upper level two bedrooms, one bathroom guest quarters with a sitting area and full kitchen. Sandcastle is the ideal getaway for the discerning buyer.

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