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275 Harrison AV, Newport, RI 02840

275 Harrison AV
Newport, RI 02840
Single Family

$12,000,000

9 Bedrooms  |  9 Full Baths  |  4 Half Baths
12,500 Square Feet  |  9.10 Acre Lot Size  |  MLS# 1154381


Property Description

“Ker Arvor” is an exceptional estate in pristine, museum-quality condition that sits on 9.1 acres off Ocean Drive near Newport Country Club. “Ker Arvor,” French Breton for ‘littoral” or “seaside” was derived from the rest camp for Allied Forces in the pine forest of Pexonne near the town of Badonvillier in Lorraine, France. Built from 1931-1933, it was built for summer resident Snowden Andrews Fahnestock (1886-1962). The architects were Russell & Clinton of New York.The French 18th Century neo-classical style summer house was inspired by the hunting lodge of La Lanterne (1787) at Versailles. An estate of this caliber has not been for sale in Newport for many years. The house is a 2-1/2 story stucco U-shaped plan with mansard-roofed ells on the formally landscaped lot. Cobblestone paving runs around the base of the house in the spirit of Louis XVI architecture. The east wing houses the garages and service quarters. “Ker Arvor” was noted in Country Life Magazine in May of 1935. Since the purchase of this estate by the present owner, the property has been restored to its present day exquisite condition. No expense was spared. Wallcoverings were recreated from the originals. Hardware was imported from France, as were the 18th Century floors, when available. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Inventory. The living area is 12,500 sf. The property includes a magnificent pool, award-winning gardens, a barn.This property is for the discriminating buyer.

Property Details

Full Baths:
9
Half Baths:
4
Building Levels:
2
Fireplaces:
8
Fireplace Type:
Marble
Association Fees:
$0
Garage Type:
Attached, Door Opener
Garage Spaces:
3
Finished Floor:
Hardwood, Other, Parquet, Wall to Wall Carpet
Sewer:
Septic System
Electric:
Circuit Breaker
Exterior:
Masonry
Hot Water:
Gas
Heat:
Gas
Heating Systems:
Baseboard, Gas Connected, Zoned
Cooling:
Central Air
Water Amenities:
Walk to Salt Water
Pets Allowed:
No
Near:
Golf, Hospital, Private School, Recreational Facilities, Swimming, Tennis
City:
Newport
Living Area:
12, 500 sq ft.
Total Rooms:
21
Listed By:
Lila Delman Real Estate