Jay Leno reportedly just bought a $13.5 million mansion in Rhode Island — and it looks like it was built for French royalty

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  • Jay Leno reportedly just bought a $13.5 million mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • The nine-acre property features a pool, tennis court, gardens, terraces, and a six-car garage.
  • The home features an ornate, French-inspired interior design.

While Jay Leno has apparently practiced financial discipline throughout his career, he made a recent exception by purchasing a $13.5 million mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, according to the Boston Globe.

The nine-acre property would give Leno and his wife, Mavis, plenty of room to house and entertain guests, as there are eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a tennis court, pool, and private beach.

And the most appealing feature for Leno might be the six-car garage, which will give the antique car enthusiast the opportunity to keep his newest purchases safe from the elements.

Take a look at the property below.


The sprawling property is spread over nine acres.

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The house was built in 1936.

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Its previous owner was Verner Zevola Reed Jr., who was the US ambassador to Morocco under President Ronald Reagan and vice president of Chase Manhattan Bank.

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The house has eight total bedrooms. This one looks larger than many New York City apartments.

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With 11 bathrooms throughout the house, no residents or guests have to share.

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Much of the home features ornate furniture and decorations and an emphasis on whites and yellows.

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The interior design has a distinctly French influence.

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Source: Sotheby’s International Realty


The kitchen is a little less ornate than the rest of the home.

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The pool room also has a more casual vibe.

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Outdoor amenities include a tennis court, gardens, terraces, and a private beach.

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The pool offers views of the ocean.

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Leno won’t be the only celebrity with a mansion in Rhode Island, as Taylor Swift paid $17.75 million for one in Westerly in 2013.

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