House Lust: Inside the Priciest Mansion on the Market in Providence

This College Hill estate is fit for a king.

Forget the Prince of Providence. This hip-roofed brownstone is fit for a king — particularly one who likes to entertain.

The Edward Carrington House was built in 1810 for businessman John Corliss and, two years later, it was sold to merchant and politician, Edward Carrington. It remained in the same family until 1936, when it was donated to the Rhode Island School of Design.

Carrington’s legacy here is obvious. The peacock wallpaper in the living room was made in China, where Carrington served as American Consul before purchasing the home. Other delights include a two-story office and rare Dufour wallpaper in the dining room. The home is owned in trust by the family of the late Providence Journal publisher, Stephen Hamblett, and is currently the priciest property on the market in Providence. (The embattled Beresford-Nicholson Estate is first runner up.)

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For more information on the Edward Carrington House, contact Mott and Chace’s Heidi Farmer at 401-481-1977 or visit

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