Address: 180 Narragansett Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
Price: Contact Seller
Area: 24,332 square feet (mansion and carriage house combined)
Bathrooms: 13 full, 4 half
Most of the famed Newport mansions built by Gilded Age titans in the iconic Rhode Island seaside town are now museums, frozen in time. But a select few are still privately owned. And one of them is on the market.
The Orchard, a fourteen-bedroom, seventeen-bathroom estate just a hop, skip, and a jump from Newport’s waterfront, was completed in 1873 for Colonel George R. Fearing. The house was a replica of an 18th century country chateau outside of Geneva. The current owner meticulously restored The Orchard (and six other historic Newport estates), adding modern luxuries like A/C and a generator, while maintaining the home’s original splendor.
Some of the home’s stunning features include a grand marble entrance hall, an indoor swimming pool and spa/fitness area, an elevator from the main floor to the second floor, and eleven fireplaces. The large kitchen and breakfast area preserve their original Art Deco style, and handcrafted mahogany doors and Baccarat crystal chandeliers abound.
The second floor contains the master suite with a dressing room, marble bathroom, and terrace with ocean views, plus four other ensuite bedrooms. The third floor holds four more bedrooms. Separate from the main mansion is the carriage house, with two self-contained apartments, a den, a heated conservatory, a garage, and staff offices.
Secluded gardens sprawl over the almost five-acre grounds, including gazebos and a greenhouse. You can find two more swimming pools outside—one of which is the largest private heated swimming pool in Rhode Island.
The estate comes fully furnished with the exception of a few valuable pieces of art from the owner’s private collection. A 1958 Mercedes Convertible and a 1960s speedboat are also available by separate negotiation.
For more information, visit theorchardri.com.