Feature Friday: The Breakers in Newport

Happy Friday to you all!  This week’s Feature Friday is a little different from the norm, because we just got back from Cape Cod and visited Newport, RI, where we saw some incredible mansions from the Gilded Age.  This adventure was one of my favorites from our trip and I can’t wait to share The Breakers with you, the largest of the Newport summer cottages. That little phrase made me chuckle a bit, as this house is anything but a cottage. 

Built by the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, Cornelius II commissioned Richard Morris Hunt (the same architect who designed the Biltmore in Asheville, NC), to design and build this home, a 70 room Italian Renaissance- style palazzo inspired by European 16th century palaces.  It is one impressive home and I hope you enjoy seeing what we saw. I was so happy that they allowed pictures inside, as they don’t allow photos in the Biltmore.  I took lots, so I hope you’re ready to see all the extravagant fixtures and furnishings.  It’s an amazing place, to say the least!  My mouth was agape the whole time we were touring, looking up at the magnificent ceilings and all the other stunning features. 

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