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.

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The sprawling property is spread over nine acres.

The sprawling property is spread over nine acres.

The house was built in 1936.

The house was built in 1936.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The interior design has a distinctly French influence.

The interior design has a distinctly French influence.

Source: Sotheby's International Realty

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

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

The pool room also has a more casual vibe.

The pool room also has a more casual vibe.

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

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

The pool offers views of the ocean.

The pool offers views of the ocean.

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.

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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