Oceanfront Newport Mansion Once Owned by Edith Wharton Lists for $11.7 Million

mansionglobal.com - 05-20


In 1893, Edith Wharton and her husband bought an oceanfront home in the fashionable summer destination of Newport, R.I. It was from this perch that the young writer viewed, with increasing disdain, the superficial culture brought by a rush of megarich to the area—a culture she would later describe in some of her best-known novels.