Such is the case in the local treasure of Chetwode Carriage. The centerpiece of the sprawling condominium is a library with vaulted cedar-shingled ceilings, cherry and mahogany millwork, as well as an imposing fireplace. Made of three units combined into one, the home is located in a former 1852 carriage house that was once part of an estate owned by John Jacob Astor. Although it looks authentic to the home, the library was a meticulous 21st century re-imagining of a space where coachmen once met.
“People enter the library and are just awestruck,” says Kate Kirby Greenman of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty in Newport. “It’s very peaceful, very beautiful, and it just takes your breath away,” she adds.
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