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Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces the Highest Statewide Sale of 2024

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of “Arcadia” located at 14 Ninigret Avenue, Watch Hill for $9,000,000. The sellers were represented by Donna Simmons and the buyers were represented by Bill Hecker, both Sales Associates with Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

According to data from the Multiple Listing Service, this marks the highest sale statewide in 2024.

Built in 1892, Arcadia was one of the first important properties built in the burgeoning summer community of Watch Hill. It was designed by the New York firm of Tracy Magonigle for one of the early cottage community settlers, from Cincinnati, Ohio. Ninigret Avenue was dubbed Cincinnati Row by other summer residents because so many Cincinnati people came to the area from the humid landlocked summers of the Midwest. Arcadia harkens back to an earlier, more leisurely time with its 72 foot screened porch designed for enjoying ocean breezes and the sounds of the cresting ocean. Arcadia is an estate for the ages with nine bedrooms, many family lounge spaces and an in-law suite.

“An iconic part of the Watch Hill community,” mentions Donna Simmons. “I am so happy to have helped my clients pass on this spectacular home.”

“I am thrilled to see this home be passed down to the new owners,” adds Bill Hecker. “A special historical summer cottage that is quintessential Watch Hill.”

Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty take a sophisticated and artful approach to marketing to unite extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. Backed by the power of an exclusive luxury brand, the firm continues to raise the bar.


With a combined history of success and a reputation for representing southern New England’s finest properties, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty was founded by Judy Chace and Ray Mott in 2013. The firm has an established record of providing exceptional customer service to their national and international clientele with seven offices in Barrington, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Narragansett, Providence, Watch Hill, and Westport, MA. Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty combines local

expertise with a world-renowned brand. Sotheby’s International Realty network includes over 26,000 affiliated independent sales associates in approximately 1,000 offices in 81 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.