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The music room of Belcourt Castle is one of the more than 50 rooms in the home. (Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff) The music room of Belcourt Castle is one of the more than 50 rooms in the home.
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / June 1, 2009

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NEWPORT, R.I. - The listing for 659 Bellevue Ave. advertises 10 bedrooms and 27,000 square feet, but that doesn't tell the half of it. When the owner and her real estate broker walked the house together, they counted more than 50 rooms and 60,000 square feet. Worried the size would scare off buyers, they decided to downplay it. (Full article: 1366 words)

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