Monday, October 1, 2012

Wildacre – Dorrance Hamilton’s $15.8 Million Rhode Island Estate

Check out this piece of premium Rhode Island real estate property…named ‘Wildacre’, it even comes with its own private dock that faces the ocean! Owned by Dorrance ‘Dodo’ Hamilton (the heiress of Campbell Soups), this shingle-style colonial mansion has been listed for sale at a price of $15.75 million dollars. It is situated on Ocean Drive at Neck Cove, in Newport, Rhode Island. This address is one of the most sought-after addresses of America’s elite, hence, the high real estate price.

Dorrance Hamilton’s Rhode Island property ‘Wildacre’ stands on an outcrop of rock facing seawards, and offers breathtaking views of the ocean. The Campbell Soup heiress has a net worth of $1.1 billion, and has always lived the luxurious and comfortable lifestyle of a millionaire. Hence, you can expect her Rhode Island mansion and home to be really lavish.

The ‘Wildacre’ mansion in Rhode Island is spread over an area of 8,200 square feet. It is pretty old, and was designed in 1902 by the famous architectural team of Irving Gill and Fredrick Law Olmstead in the shingle-style. This American architectural style was immensely popular during this period, especially due to the prevalence of the New England School of Architecture. Over the years, Dorrance Hamilton (Dodo) has had the home carefully restored, both the exteriors as well as the interiors.

Dodo Hamilton’s Rhode Island colonial home has as many as six luxuriously furnished bedrooms, and seven bathrooms. It also has a separate guesthouse for guests, as well as a library, a greenhouse, a wine cellar, a billiards room, and an indoor swimming pool. The gardens of the estate are extravagant, and you’ll also find an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a dedicated private dock on the property.

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