MLS Number 4688551
- Residential Single Family
- Listing Agent Name Allan Rogers
- Village Rye Beach
- Construction Existing
- Bathroom 7
Rye Ledge an oceanfront estate on Rye Beach is even more prized now than when it was the summer destination of millionaires a century ago. Only three magnificent oceanfront estates remain, and this the most spectacular, the Studebaker Estate is available. In 1917, Clement Studebaker Jr. commissioned this 9,000-square-foot landmark built in the vogue of the Newport cottages. Entering through the front gates is like being transported back to an era of elegance. European craftsmanship and refinement are reflected in the details, from the imported English antique brick in the foyer and reception hall, to the gold filigree. The solid mahogany French doors open to the formal parlor. Like most of the details in the home, these doors, with their original crystal knobs and brass hardware, are in pristine condition. 12-foot-high ceilings featuring elaborate moldings, antique chandeliers, custom paneling, and marble fireplaces that are works of art, every room is impressive. Anchoring the formal parlor room is a 7-by-7-foot fireplace surround, showcasing the craftsmanship of Venetian artisans, featuring fine handcrafted carvings, commissioned in 1907 by Benjamin Guggenheim. The 34-foot solarium, glassed-in on three sides, is complimented by expansive views of the ocean. It is an enchanting masterpiece of design, with a structure that appears to be made of intricate white latticework. The Studebaker Estate is in meticulous condition, every detail has been remarkably cared for.
Listed by Allan Rogers of Rye, NH Office