“Wow,” was the first word I think both of us muttered when we entered through the doors of Breakers Mansion. While we’ve seen our fair share of historical mansions, many of them had a similar style – normally French-inspired with pictures of Marie Antoinette and others adorning some of their walls. There’s usually a number of chinoiserie jars, custom furniture, and hand-crafted crown molding and detailing along the walls. All of them are absolutely beautiful and truly a sight to behold. So what was so surprising about Breakers?
Aside from the fact that it is absolutely beautiful, it was also different than some of the mansions we had visited. As alluded to above, this mansion’s decor was more Venician inspired with detailed high ceilings and layered rooms. There were some touches that resembled French-inspired rooms, but for the most part, the style felt more extravagant than other mansions. I think we both left proclaiming that it was by far one of the most beautiful mansions we’ve seen and definitely the most luxurious. When stepping through the doors of the mansion, you were immediately faced with just how much wealth the family amassed considering this was just ONE of their many family homes. I think there’s more than 14 with 5 of them being mansions you can visit today. Pretty incredible.
Here’s some of my favorite photographs from our past visit to this mansion. They’re currently one of the two Newport mansions open, so if you’re planning to visit Newport, this might be a fun museum for you to visit while there!