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A stunning historic home located along Newport, Rhode Island’s Cliff Walk has sold for $15million.
The Fairholme estate sits on 4.3 acres of land overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. One of Fairholme’s former owners, John Drexel, had many notable visitors, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and President John F. Kennedy.
The Tudor-style home dates back to 1875 and has more than 24,000 square feet of space, including 15 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.There is a ballroom that can accommodate 120 guests, a carriage house with six bedrooms, a five-car garage, and an ocean-facing hand-tiled swimming pool with a cabana pavilion, according to Providence Journal. According to Lila Delman Real Estate, which specializes in luxury Rhode Island properties, it was sold by the heir to the Annenberg publishing fortune, John Noffo Kahn, reportedly to businessman Doug Manchester, a real estate developer and former newspaper owner from San Diego, California.
The oceanfront home dates back to 1875 and has been in the Annenberg publishing family for three generations
The historic mansion sits on 4.3 acres of prime Newport gold-coast oceanfront real estate and has stunning views of the sea
The home comes with a manor house on the property – just in case the main mansion isn’t enough space
Never mind the ocean: The property boasts a sparkling swimming pool with cabana pavilion that overlooks the Atlantic ocean
This is one of the sitting rooms in the main property, which boasts its own chandelier and period-style furniture
There are 15 bedrooms, including this spacious one, which also has a chandelier and an impressive fireplace
Previous guests to have slept in the sumptuous bedrooms include the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and President John F. Kennedy.
Gorgeous greenhouses dot the property to nurture the many flowers needed to keep the expansive grounds looking their best
The ballroom, which can cater for 120 guests, is just one of the many decadent features of the Tudor-style mansion
Nearly every room has its own chandelier and fireplace, including this impressive wood-panneled sitting area
This dining room will probably be used by the owner for intimate family gatherings – when the ballroom is simply too large!
The mansion has a wet bar, cedar closets, marble and stone fireplaces and hardwood and parquet floors, include these polished beauties
The estate was designed by American architect Frank Furness and built by his company Furness & Hewitt
Almost everywhere you look, you can see the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the gorgeous property
This huge hallway is the first room guests step into when they arrive. It will now be used by real estate magnate Doug Manchester
The estate contains unique and intricate gables and trim – including this angel, who no doubt keeps a watchful eye over the residents