Wrentham House, Estate of the Day
Another beautiful Newport, Rhode Island house has hit the market. Wrentham House was recognized in 2008 with the Rhode Island historic preservation and heritage commission award. The granite and brownstone oceanfront estate,which was originally known as Indian Spring, was the first collaboration between Richard Morris Hunt, legendary founder of the American institute of Architects, and esteemed landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted. The 14,400-square-foot mansion was created in 1891 for yachtsman and defender of the America's Cup J.R. Busk. The twenty-two room masterpiece on five acres was recently restored and is located on Ocean Avenue with prime water views.
The home's has beautiful woodwork with impressive carved details. There are eight bedrooms total along with staff quarters. The 1,800-square-foot master suite has his and hers marble baths with an adjoining study with mahogany built-ins and a wet bar. The huge living room has a cathedral ceiling and an orchestra balcony. Three sets of French doors open onto an 80-foot ocean front porch. The mahogany-paneled library and the elegant dining room feature ornamental plaster ceilings and attractive fireplaces. The home also has a multilevel home theater, a billiard room, a wine cellar, a pair of family rooms and a modern gourmet kitchen with a butler's pantry. Modern systems include security, intercom, and central vacuum. This home is listed at $12.75 million.
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Gallery: Wrentham House