This #TravelTuesday we’re touring one of the most pristine and private estates in Newport, Rhode Island. 275 Harrison Avenue, known locally as the Ker Arvor Estate, was built in 1928 by renowned New York architects Russel & Clinton. The designers modeled the home and surrounding grounds after the La Lanterne hunting lodge at Versailles. Follow along for a tour!
Ker Arvor is tucked away on over nine acres of gardens and private grounds. As you approach the house, you almost feel as if you’ve been transported to the French countryside, with tall oak and beech trees arching gracefully over the long, compact gravel driveway.
The home’s grounds are an idyllic sanctuary, with a gorgeous heated pool and pool house, exquisite gardens, fountains and a grand terrace perfect for entertaining.
The interior seamlessly melds New England charm with Old World grandeur. The entry foyer echoes Versailles’s Hall of Mirrors with blue marble accent walls and an exquisite floor-to-ceiling mirror.
The charming kitchen features a center island, a breakfast nook and numerous windows that flood the area with natural light and offer gorgeous views to the grounds.
Ker Arvor boasts nine en suite bedrooms and four half bathrooms. Each is decorated with elegant French accents. An elevator allows for easy access between floors and an additional staff quarters or smaller bunk room is perfect for extra guests.
Some of the home’s other amenities include a private office with hardwood paneling, several sitting rooms, an exercise room and a wine cellar.
Ker Arvor has been immaculately maintained, and its location near Ocean Drive allows for easy access to Downtown Newport, beaches, nearby country clubs and yacht clubs. A second, buildable adjacent lot is also available for the buyer looking to expand.
Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing Agent: David Huberman