Walking the Cliffs in Newport

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Ocean Facade

After posting that photo of the butler’s pantry at The Breakers yesterday, I was inspired to show you a little bit more of the house. If you have not visited The Breakers, and you have an occasion to go to Newport or live in New England, I highly suggest you visit this property. If you do not want to visit the museum, the exterior of the house is visible from Newport’s Cliff Walk. Commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, and designed by Richard Morris Hunt, The Breakers is by far the grandest of the Newport Mansions. Completed in 1895, the house has 70 rooms, such as a library, great hall, billiard room, music room, dining room – the list goes on. Owned by several generations of the Vanderbilt family until 1972, today The Breakers is owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County and is open to the public. Below, a little taste of the 16th century palazzo inspired manse.

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Music Room
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Great Hall
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Billiard Room
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Breakfast Room
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Kitchen

 

Photos courtesy of Historic Structures

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