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Description: Spend the summer in Gilded Age Newport glamour and luxury. “Champ Soleil” is a private gated French Chateau mansion set on 5.5 acres and features a resort style heated swimming pool and one of the finest croquet courts in the country. High society meets high tech. The architectural masterpiece built by Polhemus & Coffin in 1929, has the latest in modern amenities central AC with 24 air handlers, whole house water filtration and a voice-enabled Google Nest system. Commissioned for the Drexels, founders of modern-day JP Morgan, the main house includes 11-bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms and 3 half baths. Fully furnished with elegant 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 grand ballroom 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 boasts one of the estates 5 wood-burning fireplaces.Additional offerings include a chef’s kitchen, a massage parlor and a 3000 sq ft theatre entertainment room. Idyllic Umberto Innocenti designed grounds, include fragrant rose gardens, colossal copper and english beech trees, a 3-car garage and motorcourt with parking for 8 vehicles. Ideally located on famed Bellevue Avenue near Newport’s best shopping dining and beaches.

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