Kate Kirby Greenman and Michelle Kirby of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty Announce Sale of Historic Ker Arvor Estate for $7.3 Million

Gustave White Sotheby’s International RealtyNEWPORT, RI – Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty announced the sale of ‘Ker Arvor,’ at 275 Harrison Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. The property sold for $7,300,000. The buyers were represented by Kate Kirby Greenman and Michelle Kirby of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty. Kate Leonard and Kendra Toppa of Lila Delman Real Estate represented the sellers.Historic Ker Arvor

An exceptional property in pristine, museum-quality condition set on over nine acres off Ocean Drive, the estate was named by the original owner, Snowden Andrews Fahnestock, for an Allied Forces rest camp in France where his regiment was quartered during World War I. The property is a u-shaped Louis XV Revival House modeled after La Lanterne, Versailles and was built from 1931-1933 as a summer home by renowned architects Clinton & Russell of New York.

Restored by the present owner, highlights include re-created hand-painted Chinese wall coverings and imported hardware and eighteenth-century flooring. It also has modern amenities, such as central air, an elevator, three-car attached garage and pool house with a kitchen and changing rooms. The east wing serves as a guest suite/staff quarter. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The sale of this historic property is this year’s fourth highest in Newport. Paul Leys, co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty, stated, “According to the RI MLS, there have been 14 sales in Newport over $3 million this year. There were only four sales in this price range in 2019. Newport County, as a whole, had 35 sales over $3 million this year, as opposed to only twelve last year.”

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About Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty

Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty is a full-service agency specializing in waterfront and luxury real estate and serving all of Rhode Island, including Block Island, as well as southeast Connecticut and coastal Massachusetts. Gustave White has been in business for over 80 years as a leader in the luxury market and became Sotheby’s first affiliate in 1976. Gustave White is also the Rhode Island Regent member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. Paul A. Leys, Co-owner of Gustave White Sotheby’s Int’l Realty, may be reached at 401-848-6706 or at pleys@gustavewhite.com for more information.

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