Newport, Rhode Island (June 10, 2021) – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the offering for sale of Newport’s iconic “Normandie” estate. Located on famed Ocean Drive, this property sits on almost four and a half secluded oceanfront acres and includes three separate private swimming coves. Built in 1914, the house was designed by the noted New York City architectural firm Delano & Aldrich. Delano stated in a magazine article years ago, "This house on the Ocean Drive in Newport was designed to grow from the rocks on which it stands and by which it is surrounded." The house, at some 8,000 +/- square feet has seven bedrooms and seven full baths with tiled floors, a multitude of fireplaces, curved wooden-arched formal dining room ceiling, beechwood paneled interior walls, and much more. An attached two-bedroom apartment is located along the east wing.

To enter the grounds, one drives through the very distinctive circular covered whitebrick opening. This gate house fronting on Ocean Avenue houses an additional apartment with garage and utility space.

Paul A. Leys, the Newport native listing agent and co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty, stated, "I can't begin to describe how excited I am to introduce this particular property to the market. It is one of only a small handful of houses that are so iconic in Newport that people know which one I am talking about when I mention just the Gate House. I don't have to go any further with my description!"

"Normandie" has come on the market for $15,000,000, and showings are by appointment only with financial references and proof of funds required prior to viewings. Contact Paul Leys at [email protected] or 401.862.6706 to arrange a showing.

About Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty
Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block Island, as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 80 years as a leader in the luxury market and became Sotheby's first affiliate in 1976. Gustave White is also the Rhode Island Regent member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby's Int'l Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at [email protected] or visit for more information.

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Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby's International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby's, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy's subsidiary, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational, and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744.