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Newport Mansion with an Olmsted Gardens

This is the exterior view of the mansion with stone granite walls adorned with dormer windows, tall chimneys and a colorful garden. Image courtesy of

There is a mansion in Newport, Rhode Island that was built back in 1887 sited on 23 acres of land. This mansion is now on the market priced at $10.5 million.

The granite mansion is measured at 7,440 square feet with nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, nine fireplaces, Tiffany windows, a curved staircase, a large foyer, wood paneling, formal rooms, a library, a tiled terrace, private decks, and a dumbwaiter. The highlight of the property is the garden that was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

The Newport mansion overlooking the Newport Country Club with an Olmsted garden is listed by Lila Delman of Christie’s International Real Estate.

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The most outstanding in their fields such as Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Frederick Law Olmsted and Rembrandt, for example, become immortal due to their undeniable higher level of intelligence or their capacity for creating art that universally strikes a chord of appreciation in the masses.

Frederick Law Olmsted designed some of the world’s most spectacular gardens that have soothed or excited us for at least a century, with the likes of New York’s Central Park, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, among the most well known public spaces, as well as verdant private gardens for the super-wealthy. His sons, both landscape architects, carried on into the next generation designing memorable public spaces and additional private estate landscapes coast to coast.

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One of their loveliest landscapes belongs to Wild Moor, built in 1887 that was designed by McKim, Mead, and White in Newport, Rhode Island. The estate is sited on 23 acres of land with extensive gardens, specimen trees, and multiple walking trails that beckon one to see around the next corner. Well-positioned on the second-highest elevation in Newport, the estate overlooks the Newport Country Club and distant views of the ocean.

The property has numerous outbuildings, including barn, studio, tea house, and greenhouse. There is a five-room gardener’s cottage, which would make a perfect guest house, and a carriage house with two full apartments and space for five cars. The 7,440-square-foot granite main house, though built at the end of the 1800s, has been painstakingly restored, maintained, and updated by the present owners, who have added today’s upgrades while respecting the home’s historic integrity.

Within its walls are nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, nine fireplaces, Tiffany windows, and fireplace tiles, with an elaborately carved staircase in the large foyer. The foyer’s wood paneling has actually been treated with gold dust so it appears less dark. Formal rooms and the library all open to the terracotta-tiled terrace and other private rooms open to their own private decks.

Bedrooms are located on the second and third floors with considerable extra storage on the third. The main kitchen is one floor below the dining room and food is carried by dumbwaiter to the well-equipped butler’s pantry off the dining room.

Current owners have restored the original gardens, removing invasive plant material and creating a healthy environment for the original flora. For more information.

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Elegant 1887 Newport, Rhode Island estate with ocean views and gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, creator of New York’s Central Park. Priced at $10.5 million.