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.