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Newport, Rhode Island - Overlooking a rocky stretch of Atlantic coastline, this Shingle Style mansion was built in 1902 by San Diego architect Irving Gill. Some 96 years later, Campbell Soup heiress Dorrance Hamilton purchased the dwelling, which had fallen into disrepair, and returned it to its former glory - available for $ 15.8 million...
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.