Lansmere is one of the finest examples of pre-Civil War stone architecture in Newport. Built in 1852 for a Harvard Divinity School professor, it is centrally located amidst private mansions, yet is within walking distance to the Cliff Walk, the harbor, restaurants and shopping along Thames Street and on the wharves in the heart of Newport. Lansmere is a short drive or bike ride to the beaches and Ocean Drive. The property is defined by a stone wall and is surrounded by 3 acres, a 150 year-old beech tree, oak and horse chestnut trees. The grounds are well-appointed with teak furniture and a wrought-iron dining set.
Unit 7 has a foyer that leads into a grand living and dining room with spectacular detailing, 11 foot ceilings, and a decorative marble fireplace. The kitchen has been redone, keeping period detail in mind. Upstairs there is a separate laundry room and two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and closets. Outside the updated master bathroom, there are linen closet shelves. The unit has 2 skylights, which keep the unit in this stone building cool during the summer months. In the basement, there is a large dedicated storage unit. Lansmere is truly the perfect combination of historical detailing and modern amenities.