Newport, Rhode Island. Architect Richard Morris Hunt designed “Hilltop” in 1870, blending styles to evoke a baronial estate. The five-bedroom house features Moorish arches, carved doors, stained-glass windows, a tiger maple–and-oak staircase, oak tinder beams and joists, window seats, stone and carved-wood fireplaces, a tiled Moroccan oven, and stone loggias.
The 3-acre lot near downtown Newport is landscaped with lawns, shrubs, specimen trees, and daffodil beds. $2,999,000. Jose Aguon, Gustave White/Sotheby’s International Realty, (401) 263-4168.