Design,History,Lifestyle,Travel

The Vanderbilt Experience

Keri   8 Jun , 2015  

Newport County is a breathtaking city by the sea in Rhode Island. Gorgeous and well preserved mansions on sprawling lawns by the water are enough to make you day dream on how fabulous it must be to live there.

Two of the 10 historic house museums I was able to visit with my kids are the Breakers and the Marble House- both jaw droppingly beautiful. The Breakers, is the grandest of them all , was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, while the Marble House was built by his brother William Kissam Vanderbilt.

Sorry for the limited photos. Picture taking wasn’t allowed inside the mansions:(

The Breakers

The Breakers

Entrance to the Breakers

Entrance to the Breakers

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's bedroom

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s bedroom

one of the bathrooms

one of the bathrooms

One of the Breakers's larger kitchens

One of the Breakers’s larger kitchens

2nd floor foyer of the Breakers

2nd floor foyer of the Breakers

Ocean facade of the Breakers

Ocean facade of the Breakers

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massive lawn

massive lawn

on the Newport Cliff Walk-  scenic trail for strolling/ jogging

on the Newport Cliff Walk- scenic trail for strolling/ jogging

Before heading to the 2nd mansion, we stopped by the St. Mary’s Church. This was where John F. Kennedy and Jackie Bouvier were wed in September 12, 1953.

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St. Mary's Church in Newport

St. Mary’s Church in Newport

My favourite Newport Mansion- The Marble House

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Marble House Entrance

Marble House Entrance

Types of Staff members needed to maintain the Marble House

Types of Staff members needed to maintain the Marble House

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Marble House ocean facade

Marble House ocean facade

gorgeous lawn

gorgeous lawn and a charming chinese tea house on the right

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