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A rare pastoral estate adjacent to Newport Country Club and near Fort Adams, New York Yacht Club, and Ocean Drive, Moorland Lodge combines total accessibility to some of Newport’s most compelling summer pastimes with the bucolic charms of relaxed country living. A masterful combination of natural and manicured expanses, the 13.64 acre grounds encompass a Mediterranean-inspired 16 room main house, a 2 bedroom guest cottage, and a carriage house with a 2 bedroom apartment, all meticulously renovated and appointed.
The comfortable 6300 square foot main house, with its imposing porte-cochere rooted in a massive rocky outcrop, puts to effective use such features as compass-top windows and a turret, and incorporates a sweeping second floor bridge and porch over the front entrance blurring the distinction between outside and in. Seven bedrooms, five and one half baths, several spacious family areas, a formal dining room, a second floor salon, 6 working fireplaces and a state-of-the-art kitchen and butler’s pantry make this house especially well adapted to entertaining, allowing family and guests to enjoy Newport at its easygoing best. The use of natural finishes throughout – hardwoods, marble, and stone– reinforces the genuine beauty of the grounds. A cultivated house, yes...but one that lives as a congenial home first.
A short stroll from the main house is a charming two-bedroom, 975 square foot guest cottage with a full kitchen, dining room, living room and fireplace, a quiet get-away that’s perfect for houseguests or family members in search of a retreat. A handsome two-bedroom, 1 bath apartment is located above the three-car garage. All of the estate’s living spaces have been attentively updated and offer central air conditioning.
The property is further enhanced by two gated entries, native stone walls, a pond with fountain, a formal garden, and an expansive, awning-covered terrace. The grounds include a separate 3.75 acre lot.