National Interest in Riverview Mansion in Point Pleasant Area

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Realtors around the country will tell you it's all about location, location, location.

High atop the Ohio River overlooking Gallipolis, Ohio, and Point Pleasant, W.Va., sits a 17,000-square-foot mansion that people have been gazing up at for generations.

The estate is named "Bello Vista," which in Italian means beautiful view.
It's the old homestead of Captain Robert Bosworth and his wife.

Bosworth worked his way up the Ohio River and owned Point Towing Company. A self-made, hardworking man, he built this home and moved in back in 1971.

Bosworth died last year, and his home is now for sale. It's a property that's attracting national attention.

JP King is a real estate auction house that's sold homes for sports figures and Hollywood movie stars. A representative is in town through May 14 showing the property, by appointment only, to interested parties.'s Bill Murray received a peek inside the home that's been a local landmark for thousands of people over the last 40 years.

More information about the property is available by going to JP King's website, which we've make available through our Featured Links here at

Following is a short description about the property:

"With an exterior crafted from commercial grade masonry, steel, and poured concrete, the interior is equally impressive with the finest of details including intricate woodwork, Italian marble flooring, and sophisticated lighting. Comprised of 17,000+ square feet of lavish living space, this premier home is the ultimate in luxurious comfort. Amenities include a heated indoor pool, elevator, wine cellar, chapel-prayer room, library, commercial and owners’ kitchens, executive office, & private hair salon. A spectacular master suite boasts private dual dressing areas and closets along with a charming fireplace, exercise room with sauna, and large bathroom with a gorgeous solid marble bathtub. Four additional bedrooms each with a private bath and spacious closet complete this extraordinary estate."

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