Historic Hotel to Reopen with Guest Rooms and Residences

  • Exterior View from the Southeast.
  • Exterior Entrance.
  • Blue Room.
  • Room with Shutter Open.
  • Brown Room.
  • Nancy Wong Bryan

Located in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, the Ocean House, which originally opened in 1868, closed in 2003 after falling into severe disrepair. The aging structure’s significant safety-code concerns would have made it excruciating to renovate, so its current owner carefully disassembled the old hotel—salvaging many of the historic interiors—and started building a replica of the Victorian-style estate from the ground up. The 13-acre property, which has its own 1,000-foot beach, will reopen in June with a new hotel featuring 49 guest rooms and 23 residences. Residences start at about $1.5 million. (401.315.5599, www.oceanhouseri.com)

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