Homes With a History: Oakwood Estate in Newport, R.I.

Built in the 1860s, this grand mansion is brimming with stunning historic details, including hand-painted paneling, a Baccarat chandelier and carved mantels.

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Lila Delman Real Estate International, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Oakwood Estate in Newport, R.I.

Thoroughly renovated in 2006, this grand home dates back to the 1860s. Following the Civil War, the property was owned by Mary Alida Astor, daughter of William Backhouse Astor. The home's luxurious amenities have been upgraded to include exceptional, state-of-the-art technology, providing absolute security and unsurpassed comfort while seamlessly meshing with the architecture's original beauty.

Music Room

Check out the Baccarat chandelier in the gilded music room that also includes custom finishes, beautiful millwork and carved mantels.

Dining Room

The grand formal dining room is dressed for high-style living with 56 original hand-painted Chinese panels and a stunning crystal chandelier.

Solarium

The sun-filled solarium has lovely views of Oakwood’s east gardens and is a charming oasis to spend a morning or afternoon. 

Veranda

A 64-foot screened veranda, overlooking the terrace and mosaic swimming pool, is an ideal room for summer entertaining.

Pool

The stunning mosaic swimming pool is surrounded by lush landscaping and a slate patio that offers dining, lounging and entertaining areas.

Grounds

Wander for hours around the spacious and beautifully landscaped grounds, where 150-year-old oaks and split-leaf beeches hold court over fountains, statues, reflecting pools and rambling lawns.

Grassy Trail

A woodland trail circles the estate, where stately walls envelop its more than 5-acre park-like setting with formal gardens and grand specimen trees.

Statue

Gardens, walkways and grounds have been transformed to illuminate their natural beauty. Contained on the property are a croquet lawn, ornamental fountains and statuary, a large reflecting pool abundant with tropical palms and koi and a pool.

Aerial View

This marvelous estate in the heart of the glorious port town of Newport, Rhode Island was once owned by Mary Alida Astor, daughter of William Backhouse Astor.