Does a property owner have the right to build a house that blocks the water view of an existing home?

No protection of a water view automatically exists.  A property owner can build a home that blocks the water view of an existing home unless the owner of the existing home has acquired an air or light easement to prevent this from occurring.

See RIGL 34-7-3.  http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/statutes/title34/34-7/34-7-3.htm

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