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The Breakers

Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island , 02840

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Designed by Richard Morris Hunt for Cornelius Vanderbelt II, The Breakers is an Italian Renaissance mansion that would cost over 150 million dollars if it were built today. The four story building has 70 rooms built around a central Great Hall.

The mansion was constructed between 1893 and 1895.

The building has about 65,000 sq. ft. (1840.6 sq. m.) of living space.

The Breakers is part of a 13-acre (53,000 mē) estate overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

In 1972, the Preservation Society of Newport County bought the Breakers for $365,000.

Members of the Vanderbelt family are still permitted to live in the building on the third floor.

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