41.474613 -71.305405
$10,900,000
Active
23 Bed
10 Full Bath
4 Half Bath
19,050Sqft
169,884Lot Size
Single Family in Newport
Built in 1927 by renowned New York architect Charles A. Platt, "Bois Doréâ€� is gracefully sited on four private acres off Bellevue Avenue. The 23 Bedroom French Chateau was originally commissioned for William Fahnestock, founder of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., and is approached though wrought iron gates and a dramatic tree-lined driveway. Wrought iron and glass front doors complement the timeless limestone façade and center the two wings of the home. The marble foyer entrance and loggia open to a beautiful brick terrace overlooking the expansive rear yard. An 85 ft great hall extends to either side, giving the space a sense of balance and grandeur. The East Wing is anchored by the chef’s kitchen which features dual Viking ranges beneath an antique white cast iron hood a Butler’s pantry, family room and sun porch. The adjacent dining room is adorned with Martin Battersby trompe l’oeil art and a marble fireplace, one of eight in the estate. In the West Wing lies the drawing room, study and the nearly 2000 sq ft ballroom, the largest of any private residence in Newport. An 8ft antique Regency chandelier sparkles from the ceiling and harkens guests to a by-gone era of glitz and glamour. The upper levels can be accessed by two staircases or an elevator. Bois Dore has an illustrious history, notable ownership includes Campbell Soup heiress Elinor Winifred Dorrance Hill Ingersoll and later Oil baroness Carolyn Mary Skelly. An architectural masterpiece steeped in Newport society.
Courtesy Of Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

Main Features

  • Listing Status: Active
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Rooms: 30
  • Full Bath: 10
  • Half Bath: 4
  • County: Newport
  • Taxes: $66,933.00
  • Subdivision: Bellevue Avenue Estates
  • MLS Number:1272694

Additional Features

  • Cooling:
    • Wall Unit
    • Window Units
  • Energy Features:
    • Solar
  • Flooring:
    • Marble
  • Fireplace:
    • Marble
  • Garage Type:
    • None
  • Type:
    • Historic
  • Basement Details:
    • Full
  • Basement Entry:
    • Interior and Exterior
  • Basement Finished:
    • Unfinished
  • Foundation:
    • Concrete
  • Exterior:
    • Masonry
  • Acres:
    • 3.90
  • Lot Description:
    • Fenced
  • Electric:
    • 400 Amps
  • Heating Fuel:
    • Gas
  • Heating System:
    • Forced Air
  • Hot Water:
    • Gas
  • Sewer:
    • Connected
  • Water:
    • Connected
  • Above Grade SQFT:
    • 19050
  • Below Grade SQFT:
    • 0
  • Building Levels:
    • 3
  • Lot Size Sq Ft:
    • 169884
  • No. of Fireplaces:
    • 8
  • Onsite Parking Spaces:
    • 25
  • Total Parking Spaces:
    • 25
20 Narragansett Avenue Narragansett RI 02882
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