275 harrison avenue Newport, RI 02840
- 9 Beds
- 9.4 Baths
- 12,650 Square Feet
One of Newport's most pristine private estates, "Ker Arvor" is set on over 9 acres of manicured gardens and private grounds. Built in 1928, the house was modeled after LaLanterne (1787) at Versailles and was commissioned by architects Russell & Clinton of New York. Its Ocean Drive location allows for easy access to downtown, beaches, country club, and the New York Yacht Club. A gated entry provides access to this sanctuary within including a heated pool and pool house, exquisite gardens, fountains, and grand terrace perfect for entertaining. Its 12,500 sf of living space offers every amenity: 9 bedrooms, each with its own bath, sitting rooms, office, elevator, exercise room, wine cellar, central air conditioning, and additional staff quarters or smaller bunk rooms for children or extra guests. The structure, systems, and grounds have been exceptionally well maintained by the current owner. Potential for a second buildable lot if a family compound is desired.
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Newport was one of the five most important settlements in the 13 colonies, sharing that distinction with Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Charlestown. The city claims more standing buildings built before 1830, than any American community. It continues to live up to its reputation as a great place to summer and a great place to live.
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LISTED BY: GUSTAVE WHITE SOTHEBY'S REALTY