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NY - Hyde Park: Vanderbilt Mansion NHS - Vanderbilt Mansion - west portico by wallyg, via Flickr

NY - Hyde Park: Vanderbilt Mansion NHS - Vanderbilt Mansion - west portico by wallyg, via Flickr

The Staatsburgh State Historic Site preserves a Beaux-Arts mansion designed by McKim, Mead, and White and the home's surrounding landscape in the hamlet of #Staatsburg, Dutchess County, New York, USA. The mansion is considered a fine example of the great estates built during the Gilded Age.

The Staatsburgh State Historic Site preserves a Beaux-Arts mansion designed by McKim, Mead, and White and the home's surrounding landscape in the hamlet of #Staatsburg, Dutchess County, New York, USA. The mansion is considered a fine example of the great estates built during the Gilded Age.

When we toured the Breakers at Newport Beach, RI, I think my jaw hung open the whole time.  OMG what a house!

When we toured the Breakers at Newport Beach, RI, I think my jaw hung open the whole time. OMG what a house!

Vanderbilt Mansion (Hyde Park, New York) was one of the most modern homes of its time as it contained indoor plumbing, a forced air central heating system and even had electricity that was generated from a hydroelectric power plant located on the property. The hydroelectric power plant was located along Crum Elbow Creek on the property so the electricity for the estate was self-supported

Vanderbilt Mansion (Hyde Park, New York) was one of the most modern homes of its time as it contained indoor plumbing, a forced air central heating system and even had electricity that was generated from a hydroelectric power plant located on the property. The hydroelectric power plant was located along Crum Elbow Creek on the property so the electricity for the estate was self-supported

The Vanderbilt Mansion~ Hyde Park, NY  ~ Designed in 1896 by McKim, Mead and White, the 54-room Vanderbilt Mansion is one of the most magnificent examples of Beaux-Arts architecture standing today.  JOHN GREIM

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Completely Worth A Visit

The Vanderbilt Mansion~ Hyde Park, NY ~ Designed in 1896 by McKim, Mead and White, the 54-room Vanderbilt Mansion is one of the most magnificent examples of Beaux-Arts architecture standing today. JOHN GREIM

Marble House is one of the Newport, RI summer houses. It was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt for Mr. & Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, It was built between 1888 and 1892. It's probably the most opulent of the Newport Mansions. It's now open to the public thanks to the great work of the Preservation Society of Newport County.

Marble House is one of the Newport, RI summer houses. It was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt for Mr. & Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, It was built between 1888 and 1892. It's probably the most opulent of the Newport Mansions. It's now open to the public thanks to the great work of the Preservation Society of Newport County.

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