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MLS # 1269386 - Active
One of the last grand houses to be built during the Gilded Age, Champ Soleil is a stunning 17-century French Chateau sited on famed Bellevue Avenue. Built by Polhemus & Coffin in 1929, the home was commissioned for the Drexels, one of America’s wealthiest families and founders of modern-day JP Morgan. Set behind gold gilded-edge, wrought iron gates lays this magnificent estate spanning over 5.5 acres. The main house includes an 11-bedroom residence, a 3-car garage, a Greenhouse and features interiors designed by Maison Jansen of Paris, best known for decorating the White House during the Kennedy era. Host to America’s Cup dinners and dazzling galas, the elegant ball room is adjacent a formal dining room adorned with a spectacular Neo-Baroque chandelier and opens to a sunlit terrace. The Library, built of Louis XV pine panels, was imported from France and reassembled at great expense. Additional offerings include a chef’s kitchen, a massage parlor and a 3000 sq ft theatre room offer. Idyllic Umberto Innocenti designed grounds, feature fragrant rose gardens, colossal copper beech trees, a swimming pool and one of the finest croquet courts in the country. One of only 9 intact Newport estates, property includes the original gate, and carriage houses. The piece de resistance Champ Soleil has the latest in green design and technology including 26 internet-controlled zones for heating and cooling efficiency, state-of-the-art security, fire protection, and audio/visual system.
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Property Type:
Single Family
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Lot Size:
5.53 Acres
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Listed By: Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.
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Property Details
Style Type: Historic Building Levels: 3
Beds: 11 Bathrooms: 8 Full, 3 Half
Living Area: 18,224 sq. ft. Under Construction: No
Garage Spaces: 7 Fireplaces: 6
Garage Type: Attached Fireplace Type: Marble
Rooms: --
Exterior: Balcony, Guest House, Patio
Finished Floor: Hardwood, Parquet
Sewer: Connected
Electric: 200 Amps
Hot Water: Gas
Heat: Gas
Heating System: Central Air, Central Heat
Cooling: Central Air
Water Amenities: --
Handicap Accessible: --
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Pool: In-ground Pool
Equipment: --
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Content Updated 11/28/2020