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Rhode Island’s most expensive old house listing! Wow! Circa 1873. $15,000,000

January 27, 2024

Welcome to Rhode Island’s most expensive old house listing! Talk about the gilded age! This is amazing! The house was built in 1873. It is located on 4.75 acres in Newport, Rhode Island. This is one of the famed “golden age summer cottages” and is just steps from the historic Ocean Cliff Walk. There is an indoor pool, outdoor pool, spa area, beautiful gardens and a movie theatre. Fourteen bedrooms, seventeen bathrooms and 20,555 square feet. $15,000,000

From the Zillow listing:


The Orchard – One of the “Famed Golden Age Summer Cottages” is nestled steps from the historic Ocean Cliff Walk. The estate was thoughtfully and extensively restored in 2019. The Mansion and Carriage House are offered for sale exquisitely furnished with curated antiques, artwork and classic furnishings. An exception list of items is available for buyer review. The interiors have been preserved to maintain the original character including moldings, marble floors, handcrafted mahogany doors and Baccarat crystal chandeliers. The mansion has 9 ensuite bedrooms plus 2 additional bedrooms with bathrooms. Magnificent Gilded iron fencing and entrance gates open onto lovely gardens including the largest private heated saltwater swimming pool in Rhode Island, a lap pool, Jacuzzi hot tub, indoor swimming pool and a lower-level spa and cinema. The secluded gardens, 4.75 acres, contain an Italian Temple “Folly”, many rare specimen trees, garden statuary and a historic Florentine bronze and marble fountain and a meditation stone Labyrinth. There are 2 self-contained Apartments in the Carriage house, a superb expansive first floor Den/Office and Conservatory. There are heated garages and a property manager’s office. Please see website for more information, additional images, floor plans, site plan.



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