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MLS # 1154381 - Expired
"Ker Arvor" is an exceptional estate in pristine, museum-quality condition that sits on 9.1 acres off Ocean Drive near Newport Country Club. "Ker Arvor," French Breton for 'littoral" or "seaside" was derived from the rest camp for Allied Forces in the pine forest of Pexonne near the town of Badonvillier in Lorraine, France. Built from 1931-1933, it was built for summer resident Snowden Andrews Fahnestock (1886-1962). The architects were Russell & Clinton of New York.The French 18th Century neo-classical style summer house was inspired by the hunting lodge of La Lanterne (1787) at Versailles. An estate of this caliber has not been for sale in Newport for many years. The house is a 2-1/2 story stucco U-shaped plan with mansard-roofed ells on the formally landscaped lot. Cobblestone paving runs around the base of the house in the spirit of Louis XVI architecture. The east wing houses the garages and service quarters. "Ker Arvor" was noted in Country Life Magazine in May of 1935. Since the purchase of this estate by the present owner, the property has been restored to its present day exquisite condition. No expense was spared. Wallcoverings were recreated from the originals. Hardware was imported from France, as were the 18th Century floors, when available. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Inventory. The living area is 12,500 sf. The property includes a magnificent pool, award-winning gardens, a barn.
Property Type:
Single Family
Year Built:
Ocean Drive/Newport Country Club
Lot Size:
9.10 Acres
Zip Code:
Agent Information:
Listed By: Lila Delman Real Estate
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Property Details
Style Type: Historic, Other Building Levels: 2
Beds: 9 Bathrooms: 9 Full, 4 Half
Living Area: 12,500 sq. ft. Under Construction: No
Garage Spaces: 3 Fireplaces: 8
Garage Type: Attached, Door Opener Fireplace Type: Marble
Rooms: Bedrm1, Bedrm2, Bedrm3, Bedrm4
Exterior: Masonry
Finished Floor: Hardwood, Other, Parquet, Wall to Wall Carpet
Sewer: Septic System
Electric: Circuit Breaker
Hot Water: Gas
Heat: Gas
Heating System: Baseboard, Gas Connected, Zoned
Cooling: Central Air
Water Amenities: Walk to Salt Water
Handicap Accessible: --
Lot: Barn
Pool: In-ground Pool
Equipment: --
Near: Golf, Hospital, Private School, Recreational Facilities, Swimming, Tennis
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Content Updated 1/23/2019