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This “summer cottage” was built for Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1895. Designed in Italian Renaissance style, the 125,339-square-foot, 70-room home is lavishly decorated with mosaics, rare woods, marble, and elaborate architectural flourishes, and it's filled with spectacular European antiques and artwork. The Vanderbilt family owned the house until the 1970s, when it was sold to the Preservation Society of Newport County and opened to the public.
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