For the first time in decades the chance to live like a real-life Great Gatsby has come on the market, for the modestly reasonable price of circa $15M.
Champ Soleil is one of the last grand houses to be built during the Gilded Age in Newport Rhode Island, the ancestral summer holiday retreat of America’s wealthiest families. Built in the style of a 17-century French Chateau, the home was constructed for the Drexel family, co founders of JP Morgan and one of the great dynasties of the New World.
A majestic pile set behind gold gilded-edge, wrought iron gates, the property spans 5.5 acres on which sits an 11 bedroom main house, 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.
Champ Soleil was built on the famed Bellevue Avenue, in a prime location to host galas, balls and dazzling dinners, famous amongst which was a dinner for the America’s Cup and the Kennedy’s.
Inside, a formal dining room is adorned with a spectacular Neo-Baroque chandelier that opens to a sunlit terrace next to the library – an imposing room built of Louis XV pine panels and imported and reassembled from France.
Additional luxurious offerings include a chef’s kitchen, a massage parlour and a 3000 sq ft theatre room. 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 original Newport estates, this property afford you the opportunity to join a remarkable pantheon of previous owners and write your name in history.
If of interest please contact Skye @dontdiewondering.com