The Breakers was built as the Newport, Rhode Island summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy United States Vanderbilt family.

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The Breakers was built as the Newport, Rhode Island summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy United States Vanderbilt family. Designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt in the Italian Renaissance architectural style, the 70-room mansion has a gross area of 125,339 square feet on five floors.
Location: Newport, RI, USA