The Breakers Christmas decorated interiors:
Some interesting facts about the The Breakers:
- The Breakers is a summer home/cottage of Cornelius Vanderbilt II (grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt and great-grandfather of Anderson Cooper ).
- House is located on Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, on the Atlantic Ocean. 70-room mansion is built in an Italian Renaissance style. The Breakers is the architectural and social archetype of the “Gilded Age”.
- The house was built between 1893 and 1895.
- The Breakers was the largest, most opulent house in the Newport , Rhode Island. The designers created an interior using expensive materials from Italy and Africa and from other countries around the world.
- The fireplace in the library room was taken from a 16th-century French chateau (Arnay-le-Duc, Burgundy).
- Some interiors, walls and furniture were designed and constructed in France, then shipped to America.
- The Preservation Society bought The Breakers in 1972 from Countess Sylvia Szapary, the granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II.
- It is now the most-visited attraction in Rhode Island with approximately 400,000 visitors .