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Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or "cottage", as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century. But Marble House was much more; it was...more
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This is a fine complement to The Breakers in terms of the Newport mansions. The use of marble here is quite stunning. It was certainly built as a showpiece but it does not strike one as a cozy place to live.
Dreamed up by Alma Vanderbilt as her way of outdoing everyone else, the Marble House is truly excessive especially when you realize it was a summer house used for about 6 weeks every year. The Italian marble used throughout the first floor is beautiful; the...More
Located down the street from the more famous and larger, The Breakers, the Marble House is no less grand or opulent. The house is made mainly of marble and the self guided walking tour provides a glimpse into the life and times of the occupants....More
The mansion tour is well worth it. I always heard about the mansions, but never had interest because I thought they were just rich peoples daily homes, I did not realize these are historic homes. Well worth it. Can't wait to go back for the...More
The Marble House is a must see if you see the Breakers. The Breakers was created to one-up the Marble house since the Vanderbilt wives did not like each other. The cost of seeing more mansions is $12 + the value of the Breakers. The...More
$7m worth of 500,000 cubic feet of marble apparently! The 9th Duchess of Marlborough, Consuelo Vanderbilt enjoyed her childhood summer holidays there! Designed by Richard Morris Hunt inspired by Petit Trianon, Versailles.
We went to Marble House on the last day of our Newport trip with friends. Though the day was gloomy and rainy, inside the house was warm, brightly lit and simply beautiful. Even though the Breakers is larger and a great first choice for visiting...More
We arrived in Newport, Rhode Island hoping to see quite a few of the Vanderbilt mansions, but we departed the cruise ship too late to take more than one venue. However, seeing the beautiful Marble House was a real treat and one that should be...More