COMPLETELY RESTORED HISTORIC MANSION AND GARDENS 2019/2020
Built in 1871, The Orchard is a replica of a Beautiful European Chateau by the famed Newport Architectural Firm George Champlin Mason & Son.
EXQUISITELY AND FULLY FURNISHED WITH CURATED ANTIQUES, ART WORK AND CLASSIC FURNISHINGS.
MAGNIFICENT ORIGINAL GILDED ENTRANCE GATES OPENING ONTO A TREE LINED DRIVE WITH THE CHATEAU SURROUNDED BY 4.75 ACRES OF STUNNING GARDENS. TWO HEATED OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS AND A HEATED INDOOR SWIMMING POOL.
CARRIAGE HOUSE WITH TWO SELF CONTAINED APARTMENTS. DEN, STUDY/OFFICE AND HEATED CONSERVATORY.SEPERATE GREENHOUSE. THREE CAR GARAGE. STAFF LOO, WORKSHOPS ETC.
Total square footage of Mansion and Carriage House 24,332
Living space 16,803 sq ft, total 18,591 sq ft
Grand Marble Entrance Hall. Six Reception Rooms. Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Pantry. 11 Fireplaces . Master Suite/Private Terrace/Dressing Room with Ten further bedrooms. Ten Bathrooms.
Full Spa/Fitness and Indoor Swimming Pool with Lap Force Technology. Movie Theatre. Games Room. Staff Room. Storage areas. Elevator from main level to second floor. 3 Powder Rooms.
living space 3752 sq ft, total 5741 sq ft
Den/Study/Office Opens to Heated Conservatory. Two self-contained apartments. Each two bedroom with Cathedral Ceilings/Kitchen/Living/Dining. Large Heated Three Bay Garage. Gardeners Two Bay Heated Garage/Storage/ Staff Loo/Staff Office and Workshop etc.
SECLUDED AND BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE PARKLIKE GROUNDS AND GARDEN WITH MANY MAGNIFICENT SPECIMEN SHRUBS AND TREES
The Largest Private Heated Swimming Pool in Rhode Island, Generous Entertaining Terrace with swimming Lap Pool, Heated Jacuzzi Hot Tub, Lighted Folly with Rare Italian Temple and Statue, Numerous Rare Specimen Trees including Blue Spruce and Weeping Beech Trees, Garden Statuary and 150 Year Old Florentine Bronze and Marble Fountain from Italy and a Rock Labyrinth. Additional Free-Standing Greenhouse, Two Gazebos. Water well is located on Property to supply water for all three heated swimming pools and irrigation system.
Completed in 1873, for Colonel George R. Fearing (1839-1920) and his wife, Hattie Travers (1849-1931). George Fearing was a son of Daniel B. Fearing (1804-1870), a New York merchant banker from Massachusetts who was one of the earliest summer residents at Newport. George himself was a well-known society figure and President of the Knickerbocker Club. In Newport, he co-founded the Casino and was the uncle of Mayor Daniel B. Fearing II (1859-1918). In 1871, Colonel Fearing commissioned a French architect to deliver a set of drawings of a French chateau. The drawings were based on an 18th century country house on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. The esteemed Newport architectural firm of George Champlin Mason & Son took the drawings and adapted them to create The Orchard, a grand mansion built of yellow Milwaukee brick and Ohio limestone. It has been a landmark in Newport since 1873.
Nestled between beautiful coastal settings, Newport is considered the doyenne of American resorts, a living history book, rich and vibrant in its 381-year old-heritage. Renowned for its sailing heritage, including the home to The New York Yacht Club and many International America’s Cup races, this city is equally renowned for its architectural and cultural interest. Newport is home to the legendary “cottages” including The Orchard built in the 19th century by the likes of Vanderbilt, Astors, and Belmonts. Many of these properties are now museums, but a special few remain in private hands. The Orchard, a wonderful private home of luxury and perfection, Full of European Ambiance, welcoming and comfortable, is a one and only. Rarely available and unique in its beauty and provenance.
The current owner, renowned for his thoughtful restoration of six previous important historic estates in Newport, has meticulously, extensively and thoroughly restored the Mansion, Carriage House and Gardens to an exemplary high standard whilst sensitively maintaining all the original characteristics. As part of the restoration all swimming pool equipments have been renewed, discreet central air conditioning installed, together with an independent standby generator etc etc etc. MANSION INTERIORS The mansion interiors include some of the finest craftsmanship and art throughout including dentil molding, handsome paneling, marble floors, handcrafted mahogany doors, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, and marble fireplaces. The Grand receptions rooms benefit from high ceilings, a multitude of elegant Sash windows invoking the grandeur and comfort of a European Chateau. The well equipped large sunny kitchen maintains its original Art Deco style character with a large pantry and mud room.
The Lower Ground floor includes the Attractive indoor swimming pool, Full Spa/Sauna/Steam/Gym, Cinema room, Games room, Staff room, Bathroom, Utility rooms and Indoor Swimming Pool.
The First floor with Two sweeping outside staircases to an impressive Mahogany front door the Mansion opens into a vestibule with Two powder rooms. The vestibule leads to the Grand Marble Entrance hall with its lovely ornate staircase and from there flow the reception rooms : The Most Elegant Drawing room with a door to the garden, a superb library, an impressive dining room with French doors opening onto the terrace, The slightly eccentric Bar and Cigar room, The characterful Blue Room (Sitting Room), The family Room (Den), The large Kitchen/Breakfast room, Laundry room/flower room and separate powder room.
The Second floor of the mansion features the very elegant master suite including dressing room, marble bathroom and private terrace with ocean views. There are four further principal ensuite guest bedrooms.
The Third floor, there are four most attractive and generous ensuite guest bedrooms with a further two delightful guest bedrooms with a shared restored classical period bathroom.
11 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms and 3 Powder Rooms
The owner, collaborated with the well known Interior designer Sharon Lawn to meticulously curate the interior design collection to include a rich array of historic and classic furnishings. Many of the owners private collection, including all the art work was shipped from England. Amongst the multitude of the owners furnishings is included a 1930’s baby grand piano from the bar of the Famous St. James Club in Paris, a classic Hellpewhite sofa (George Hepplewhite, a London cabinet maker and designer of neoclassical style furniture ranges from 1780-1818). Displayed in the Grand Marble entrance hall is a magnificent wall hung painted screen by Howard Chandler Christy (1872-1952) of the famous composer Stephen Foster who composed Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, known as a father of American Music. The Mansion, The Carriage House and Gardens are offered TURNKEY fully Furnished, However a few pieces of extremely valuable art will be available by separate negotiation or will be replaced appropriately. Personal objets d’art are excluded.
Price upon request – contact Stacie Mills
*Available by Separate negotiation is
The owners 1958 Concourse Mercedes Benz 220S Convertible car
and a Classic 1960’s Mahogany Riva Speedboat