Historic House Listings

Sold. Carrington Family Home, Circa 1810. Almost one acre in Rhode Island. $4,900,000

May 15, 2019

This is beautiful! Love the space with the swings inside! The Carrington family house was built in 1810. It was originally built by John Corliss, a prominent businessman. In 1812 it was purchased by Edward Carrington, a wealthy merchant. The estate remained in the Carrington family for three generations. The dining room has a rare French wallpaper of peacocks, which was the Carrington family crest. Located on .83 acres in Providence, Rhode Island. Six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. $5,500,000 New price: $4,900,000

From the Zillow listing:


A rare opportunity to live on almost an acre of beautifully manicured private grounds atop Providence’s renowned and historic College Hill. This estate offers over 11,000 square feet of gracious living on three impressively finished levels all elevated to the finest quality to enchant today’s most discerning buyer. The owners took great care in the thoughtful restoration process, enhancing what was already a magnificent home to exceed today’s modern standards. Built in 1810 by prominent businessman John Corliss, it was then purchased in 1812 by wealthy merchant Edward Carrington upon his return from China where he served as American Consul. The estate remained in the family for 3 generations. Today, the home is one of Providence”s loveliest estates with beautiful and welcoming rooms including a dramatic entrance with curved staircase, exquisite dining room with rare French wallpaper by Dufour, impressive peacock wallpaper made in China for the living room (the peacock became the Carrington family crest), significant 2 story office, chef”s kitchen and 2 graceful master suites. One will be delighted by the amount of sunlight pouring through the windows, the high ceilings, well-appointed rooms, exquisite period details and luxurious finishes. The residence is perfectly connected to the original horse stables, replete with stalls and radiant heated floors. The barn has been meticulously restored into a wonderful entertaining space with a separate caterer”s kitchen. Add a sauna/spa and gym to complete this one of a kind offering that is truly unprecedented.

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