Historic House Listings

Now that’s a house!! Circa 1880. On 110 acres in New Hampshire. $2,500,000

January 14, 2024

Wow! That is some house! This was originally built for the “Father of the Banking Industry”, Austin Corbin. He was a self-made millionaire. The house was built in 1880. It is located on 110 acres in Newport, New Hampshire. There is a 51 foot great room with a gilded ceiling. The woodwork in this house is stunning and I love the library. The kitchen was a bit of a let down. Looks very sterile. There is also a four bedroom guest house and several outbuildings, including a gentleman’s library. Eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 7,465 square feet. $2,500,000

From the Zillow listing:


Set on over 100 acres of protective field and forest land is one of New Hampshire’s most elegant and historic estates remodeled in the late 1800’s by Austin Corbin, a dynamic self-made millionaire who was known as the “Father of the Banking Industry” and founder of the nearby 25,000 acre Corbin Park hunting preserve and Blue Mountain Forest. Offering views of Mt. Sunapee and distant hills, flanked by the Sugar River and accessed by a covered bridge, the hilltop residence offers exquisite living space including a 51 foot great room gallery with gilded ceiling, exotic walnut and mahogany detailing and massive fireplace hearth, ornate mahogany bar with curved gilded paper ceiling, elegant paneled reception hall with fireplace and sitting room, modern kitchen with wet-bar pantry, large master suite with delightful sleeping porch, recently installed elevator, central air conditioning and three-car attached garage. Property also includes four bedroom guest house, to be sold subject to life tenancy agreement to caretaker. Several additional outbuildings include gentlemen’s library, heated workshop and a wonderful 40 x 45 barn/guest house with vehicle storage. Showings by appointment only-Proof of funds required. A magnificent personal domain!



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