NEWPORT, R.I. (CBS/AP) — Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno and his wife have purchased an oceanfront mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Seafair front entrance (Photo courtesy of Lila Delman Real Estate)

Leno paid $13.5 million for the 18,000-square-foot home, called Seafair. It has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms and comes with a pool, a tennis court and a private beach.

An aerial view of Seafair (Photo courtesy of Lila Delman Real Estate).

Lucky for Leno, who collects cars, it also boasts a six-car garage.

The Seafair sits on 9 acres of land. (Photo courtesy of Lila Delman Real Estate).

The house sits on 9 acres (3.64 hectares) and was built in 1936. It was previously owned by Denver mining heir Verner Zevola Reed Jr., who was an American banker and diplomat. Reed served as U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1981 to 1985.

Seafair’s Great Room (Photo courtesy of Lila Delman Real Estate).

“We are happy to welcome Jay Leno to Newport. It’s wonderful to see more prominent people joining our community,” said Lila Delman Real Estate president Melanie Delman in a statement. “We anticipate a continued interest in Rhode Island, specifically with regard to the many unique real estate opportunities we have to offer.”

A view of the ocean from Seafair. (Photo courtesy of Lila Delman Real Estate).

Leno is a frequent visitor to the seaside resort town, where he has been known to stop in at the city’s Audrain Automobile Museum.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


  1. Mel Holden says:

    Gives new meaning to WWJD?

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