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Jay Leno just bought a $13.5 million oceanfront mansion in Newport, R.I.—take a look inside

Emmie Martin
Take a tour of Leno's new 15,000-square-foot space.

Comedian Jay Leno is now the proud owner of an oceanfront mansion in Rhode Island.

Although he's generally careful with his money , the former host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" splurged on a $13.5 million home in Newport earlier this week, which was listed by Lila Delman Real Estate. Although details of the sale are under wraps, the firm is excited for Leno to take over the property.

"We are happy to welcome Jay Leno to Newport," says Melanie Delman, president of Lila Delman Real Estate. "It's wonderful to see more prominent people joining our community."

Leno is known to frequent Newport and has been spotted at the Audrain Automobile Museum there, according to abcnews.com.

The crescent-shaped estate, known as Seafair, borders the ocean and comes with a rich history.

Take a look inside.


Built in the 1930s, the estate was originally known as Terre Mare. It was designed by James Mackenzie Jr. for Verner Zevola Reed Jr., who went on to become the vice president of Chase Manhattan Bank. In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Reed as the U.S. ambassador to Morocco.


A gated entrance and winding drive leads up to the estate, which sits on a 9-acre lot and features 15,851 square feet of living space.


The home has 12 bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms and three half-baths, according to the listing. It's also packed with luxe amenities, including a carriage house, walled garden and tennis court.


Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the home in light and provide incomparable vistas of the water below. The dwelling's curved design ensures expansive ocean views from every room.


Outside, Leno and his guests can relax in the walled garden or take a dip in the ocean-facing pool. The residence comes with access to the beach below as well.


There's also a six-car garage, perfect for an avid car collector like Leno.


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