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The Breakers, Newport, Rhode Island. Summer beach cottage of Cornelius Vanderbilt, II. We visited Newport twice and saw most of the mansions. I'd love to back...so much to do. Saw Sally Struthers at the Newport Summer theatre... so much to see and do.
The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and was built as the Newport summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The 70-room mansion has approximately 65,000 sq ft (6,000 m2) of living space and was constructed between 1893 and 1895 at a cost of more than Twelve million dollars approximately Three hundred thirty five million in todays dollars.