Private Newport mansion on market for $7.2 million
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Looking for a major housing upgrade? How about the largest privately owned home in posh Newport?
The Belcourt Castle, a 60-room mansion, might be for you -- if you have $7.2 million.
The Providence Journal reports that the sole surviving member of the family that has owned the home for more than 50 years has put the mansion on the market.
Harle Tinney, whose husband's family bought the property in 1956, says she's been alone in running the house since her husband, Donald, died in 2006. She says she's ready to part with it.
Belcourt was completed in 1894 for Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, a New York congressman.
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