Property DetailsAn extraordinary residence on more than 23 acres, "Wild Moor" is on a rocky hill that is the second highest peak in Newport, Rhode Island.
In 1885, John A. Glover commissioned the prominent architects McKim, Mead and White to create a plan in which layout, materials and site would perfectly complement one another. Boasting an architectural aesthetic envisioned to expertly match the natural splendor, today the resulting building, now restored, is one of the finest examples of the firms' classic and extensively documented style.
Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned for masterminding New York City's famed Central Park, conceived a sanctuary that envelops the main house in lush greenery, placing it within the landscape amid gorgeous views over broad lawns, many gardens, stately beech groves dense thickets and wetland meadows. Wild Moor abuts and overlooks Newport Country Club's 300 acres of open space.
The 17-room granite main house spans 6,840 square feet of living space and offers sophisticated but comfortable living within an extensively renovated historic structure. Tile and woodwork displaying the highest quality of craftsmanship are found throughout adding to an atmosphere of consummate luxury. On the main level, a well-lit entry hall with a fireplace, oak beams, and handsome paneling leads to a morning room with fireplace. Leaded glass windows on the grand staircase and tiles on multiple fireplaces were created by Tiffany. An exquisite living room, a spacious dining room, a pantry kitchen and a cozy library with a half bath complete the ground-level amenities. The second floor includes a master suite with luxurious bath and three additional bedrooms and baths, while the third floor provides flexible space currently used as 4 bedrooms, an exercise room, family room and full bath.
A variety of impressive outbuildings are scattered across the 23+ acres encircling the main house. Among these are a five-room gardeners' cottage ideal for guest quarters, a carriage house with two full apartments and room for more than five cars, a large barn, and a studio that stands as a reminder of the artists who composed music and painted there over the years. Wrapping this rare gem are gorgeous blues and greens, views from high vantage points stretching out over Newport Country Club to Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Meticulously restored McKim Mead White/Olmsted estate "Wild Moor" on 23+ gated, scenic acres overlooking ocean and Newport Country Club. Magnificent stone main house, 2-unit carriage house, cottage and numerous outbuildings. Heliport approved
- Beds 9 Bed
- House Size 7,440 Sq Ft
- Price $9,900,000
- Property Type Single Family Home
- Stories 3
- Baths 6 Full, 2 Half Bath
- Lot Size 23.35 Acres
- Price/sqft $1,331
- Year Built 1887
- Style Historic
- Garage 6 car garage
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