$8,990,000 115 Narragansett Avenue Newport, RI

MLS: 1272694   Type: Single Family   County: Newport   City: Newport   Neighborhood: Bellevue Avenue Estates   Zip: 02840   Style: Historic/Antique   # Rooms: 30    Stories: 3   Taxes: $66,933

Mortgage $42,206 /mo



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Built in 1927 by renowned New York architect Charles A. Platt, “Bois Doré” 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.

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Price History

1/6/2021 Listed $10,900,000
4/29/2021 18% - $8,990,000

Appliances Gas Water Heater
Architectural Style Historic/Antique
Basement Exterior Entry, Full, Interior Entry, Unfinished
Co-Listing Agent State License # REC.0016122
Construction Materials Masonry
Cooling Window Unit(s), Wall Unit(s)
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Flooring Marble
Garage Spaces 0
Garage Y/N No
Green Energy Generation Solar
HOA Fee 0
Heating Forced Air, Gas
Land Lease Y/N No
Levels Three Or More
Listing Agent State License RES.0042670
Property Sub Type Additional Single Family Residence
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Connected
Status Active
Stories 3
Subdivision Name Bellevue Avenue Estates
Total Rooms 30
Utilities Sewer Connected
Virtual Tour https://tour.RiLiving.com/115-Narragansett-AV-Newport-RI-02840

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 19050
Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Below Grade Finished Area 0
Fireplace Features Marble
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 10
Half Baths 4
Heating Y/N Yes
Living Area 19050
Total Baths 14
Total Bedrooms 23
Total Fireplaces 8

Exterior Features

Covered Spaces 0
Fencing Fenced
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Lot Size Acres 3.9
Lot Size Area 169884
Lot Size Square Feet 169884
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Parking Features No Garage
Total Parking 25
Water Source Connected

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (02840)

Price 8.99M Avg 3.22M

Sqr Feet 19,050 Avg 4,865

Cost / Sqr Ft $472 Avg $664

Taxes $66,933 Avg $14,698

Acres 3.9 Avg 0.86

Visits 168 Avg 55

Days on Site 288 Avg 110

Walkscore® 63 Avg 60

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