Local legend’s home hits market in Bristol

Stanley Livingston’s ‘Wind Hill’ is for sale for $6.9 million


A local sailing legend’s home has just hit the market and could be yours — if you have a cool $7 million to spare.

Stanley Livingston’s “Wind Hill" is a 17-acre waterfront estate on Ferry Road. The 1890 manor house with 10 bedrooms and 6.3 bathrooms on three floors of living space hit the market this week, with an asking price of $6,995,000. The home is on the market after the death of Martha Nicholson Livingston, who passed away in January at the age of 94. She and her husband lived in the home until Mr. Livingston’s death in 2015.

Mr. Livingston was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters, and earning a Silver Star for his heroism. He was a graduate of Yale University and carved out a successful career as vice president of operations for Nicholson File Company for many years. He was a dedicated contributor to the community, serving as president of the Board of Women's and Infants Hospital. He was an active supporter of many organizations including Mystic Seaport, RI Foundation, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and the Herreshoff Marine Museum.  

But those who knew Mr. Livingston knew his true passion was sailing. As a life long sailor, he and Martha cruised extensively on both the western and eastern coasts of the Atlantic. He sailed and raced across the Atlantic five times, four times on his own boats. He was the past Commodore of the Cruising Club of America, member of the New York Yacht Club and several yacht clubs around the world.

After his adventures, Mr. Livingston returned to his home set high on a hill to offer panoramic water views of Narragansett Bay. The property includes deep water dock, ideal for yacht owners. There were many parties at Wind Hill attended by America's Cup luminaries such as Baron Marcel Bich, Alan Bond and Ted Hood.

The Tudor style manor house, designed in 1890 by the New York architectural firm Trowbridge & Livingston, has 7,328 square feet of living space, and 8 fireplaces. A pool is set within a walled garden area and also offers views of the bay.

There is also a four-bedroom carriage house on the property, which has a large deck with water views, and a two-bedroom historic gate house built in the 1920s, and garage space for 13 cars. In addition to the deep water dock, there are also stables and a tennis court.

For more information on the home, contact Lila Delman Realty at 401-662-7993. 


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