This dazzling historic oceanfront estate is superbly sited on 4.3 acres of Newport’s legendary Gilded Age coastline with 425’ of ocean frontage. From the grand Horace Trumbauer designed ballroom to the classically detailed living areas and ample staff spaces, the meticulously maintained and fully updated manor house reflects a bygone era of luxury and refinement. The 1875 Tudor revival masterpiece lies at the heart of an impressive compound that also contains a picturesque carriage house, greenhouses, and an exquisitely tiled swimming pool, complete with a luxurious cabana pavilion overlooking the Atlantic.
The Manor House
Graceful gates and a park-like setting introduce the impressive facade of the 20,000+ square foot main house which, with its elaborate half-timbering, richly textured surfaces and gothic tripartite entrance porch, gives few hints as to the bright relaxed elegance of the interior. Silk covered walls, delicately molded plasterwork and an immense limestone fireplace blend together in the entrance hall in soft harmonies of color and light. Directly opposite the front door, extending along the south-facing rear of the house, brilliant flashes of sun, sky and sea pour in through leaded glass windows and doors. That great hall space is the organizing principal of the house, immediately establishing the main axis lines and underscoring the immense clarity of the floor plan. On the west side of the hall is the grand salon, with its immense floor to ceiling windows and show-stopping fireplace, as well as a receiving room with marble fireplace, and a paneled library, with a stately carved wood fireplace. A long colonnaded terrace runs parallel to the salon, overlooking a wide clean expanse of lawn that sweeps down towards the sea. Beyond the salon lies a graceful barrel-vaulted Horace Trumbauer ballroom, which can comfortably seat up to 120 people for dinner – the only private house in Newport capable of accommodating an indoor dinner party of that size. A bar and kitchenette are conveniently hidden at the far end of the ballroom, facilitating service.
On the east side of the main hall is a delicately tinted dining room. With magnificent ocean views, diamond-paned windows, and an elaborate marble fireplace, the stately proportions of the room are generous enough for formal dinners, yet light enough in scale for intimate gatherings. An extensive service wing lies just beyond. The professional chef’s kitchen benefits from commercial refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, stoves & safety features. Adjacent service areas include a proper butler’s pantry, a large staff dining room, complete with kitchen and dishwasher, and a sizeable laundry. Two guest powder rooms are discreetly located off the main hall
Upstairs on the second and third levels, the same attention to detail, comfort and aesthetic coherence is everywhere to be seen in the 2 master bedroom suites and the 7 family/guest bedrooms. The second floor is divided into two generous oceanfront master suites, both with private, substantially sized ocean-facing stone terraces, bedrooms, baths, fireplaces, dressing rooms, and custom designed walk-in closets; both suites are thoughtfully appointed with bespoke amenities of every conceivable kind. A kitchenette and breakfast area is thoughtfully situated off the large second-floor landing. One other ensuite guest room is located directly opposite the breakfast area. Above on the third floor are 6 more family/guest bedrooms and 6 full baths. Additional bedrooms and storage rooms, located within the service wing and accessible via the back staircase, provide ample staff living quarters and allow owners maximum privacy and enjoyment of their home.
An elevator serves all three floors and the basement level. The house is heated with natural gas and fully air conditioned; the furnace is new. A