Vestiges of the 19th-century Gilded Age
“Newport Cottages” – summertime “cottages” with names such as The Breakers, The Elms, Belcourt, Chateau-sur-Mer, Marble House, Rosecliff – are today among the most elegant mansions of the late 19th-century Gilded Age. Built by the era’s captains of industry and philanthropists and designed by noted architects such as Stanford White and Richard Morris Hunt, the homes were summer playgrounds for turn-of-the-century high society. Some of these homes found fame thanks to their famous residents, some were the subject of books or settings for films, and most are set along a 3-mile path of shoreline known as the Cliff Walk. We invite you to take a look inside one of these magnificent homes, the Vanderbilt’s Marble House, in a video featuring stories and a walk-through.