The Breakers. Vanderbilt summer cottage.


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 ).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 .


Address: 44 Ochre Point Avenue,
Newport, RI 02840
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