Newport County and East Bay

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  • 1. Marble House

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    One of the most opulent of the Newport mansions, Marble House contains 500,000 cubic feet of marble. The house was built from 1888 to 1892 by...Read More

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  • 2. Rough Point

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    Tobacco heiress and preservationist Doris Duke furnished her 39,000-square-foot English manorial–style house at the southern end of Bellevue...Read More

  • 3. The Breakers

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    The 70-room summer estate of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, president of the New York Central Railroad, was built in 1895. Architect Richard Morris...Read More

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  • 4. The Elms

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    Architect Horace Trumbauer modeled this graceful 48-room French neoclassical home and its grounds after the Château d'Asnières near Paris. The...Read More

  • 5. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

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    Starting with a sea of daffodils in April, this 33-acre estate on Bristol Harbor blooms all the way to fall. Highlights include fragrant pink...Read More

  • 6. Chateau-sur-Mer

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    Built in 1852 as an Italianate-style villa for William Shepard Wetmore, a merchant in the China Trade, Chateau-sur-Mer was Newport's first grand...Read More

  • 7. Chepstow

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    Though not as grand as other Newport mansions, this Italianate-style villa with a mansard roof houses a remarkable collection of art and furniture...Read More

  • 8. Colony House

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    Completed in 1741, this National Historic Landmark on Washington Square was the center of political activity in Colonial Newport. The Declaration...Read More

  • 9. Hunter House

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    The oldest house owned and maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport, the 1748 Hunter House served as the Revolutionary War headquarters...Read More

  • 10. Isaac Bell House

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    Revolutionary in design when it was completed in 1883, the shingle-style Isaac Bell House combines Old English and European architecture with...Read More

  • 11. Kingscote

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    Among Newport's first summer cottages, this 1841 Gothic Revival mansion designed by Richard Upjohn was built for George Noble Jones, a Georgia...Read More

  • 12. Rosecliff

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    Newport's most romantic mansion was commissioned by Tessie Hermann Oelrichs, who inherited a Nevada silver fortune from her father. Stanford...Read More

  • 13. Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

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    As Newport's oldest house museum, this late-17th-century residence provides a glimpse of the city's Colonial and Revolutionary history. The...Read More

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