Buy This House: A Historic Newport Mansion

At Fairholme, you can live like you’re in the Gilded Age (for a very Gilded Age-appropriate price of $16,900,000).
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At Fairholme, you can live like you’re in the Gilded Age (for a very Gilded Age-appropriate price of $16,900,000).

Where is it? On the ocean in Newport, Rhode Island, the crown jewel of the smallest state. Know those Gilded Age Newport mansions you can tour? Yeah, it’s exactly like that.

The House: Outside, it’s a Tudor-style oceanfront beauty with a gothic tripartite entrance porch. Inside, it’s bright and lavish, calling upon the glamor and opulence of Versailles.

The Selling Point: You’re buying a piece of history—Fairholme was originally a summer cottage (ha) for Philadelphia arts patron and engineer Fairman Rogers. Two decades later, it came into the hands of the Drexels, where they were often joined by friends and neighbors like the Vanderbilts, the Astors, and the Belmonts. Any of those names ring a bell?

By The Numbers: 4.3 acres, 20,000+ square foot main house, 4,000+ square foot carriage house, 425 feet of ocean frontage, one ballroom (yes, you read that correctly), an infinity pool, and a cabana pavilion.  How much for this one-of-a-kind throwback? $16,900,000

Where Can You Buy It?From Lila Delman Real Estate.

Photos by Lila Delman Real Estate