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Though the fortunes of Cornelius Vanderbilt II rose during the Gilded Age, the original wood-frame structure of his residence, the Breakers, was ravaged by fire in 1892. Soon after, this photo-worthy remake took its place. Bigger and better than its predecessor, the Italian Renaissance-style mansion is supremely photogenic thanks to its 30-foot entryway gates, red terra-cotta tile roof, and pristine Indiana limestone walls.
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