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Nouveau Newport Asks Pretty Penny for Rural Penthouse

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Location: Portsmouth, R.I.
Price: $14,500,000
The Skinny: There are two serious WTF moments with this listing. First, it's atop a 220-foot tower in the middle of a quaint New England town. Second, the penthouse is asking $14.5M. Yep, that's just a couple mil shy of a full-on, 20,000-square-foot Gilded Age mansion on 4.5 acres next to The Breakers we looked at back in December. This joint isn't even in Newport proper, but miles north in Portsmouth. What the pompously named Carnegie Tower does have going for it are the extensive facilities of the Carnegie Abbey Club, including an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, and extensive equestrian facilities. Do old-money sports make up for the new-money tower?
· Carnegie Abbey Tower Penthouse [Luxury Portfolio]
· Gilded Age Lives On in Spectacular Seaside Tudor [Curbed National]