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Rough Point, Newport
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Rough Point is one of the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum. It is an English Manorial style home designed by architectural firm Peabody & Stearns for Frederick William Vanderbilt Construction on the red sandstone and granite began in 1887 and completed 1892. It is located on Bellevue Avenue and borders the Cliff Walk and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted’s firm.
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  • Magnificent Villa on ocean drive, beautiful rooms, as in the Museum, an interesting tour through the House
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  • After the splendour of the mansions this is a more tasteful house. The tour guides are excellent and gave a very informative insight into her fascinating life. You should not miss this house when in N...  more »
  • This mansion is not on the main tour but it was an enjoyable addition to the rest. It is a guided tour and takes about an hour. Our tour guide was fantastic and really helped you see into the life of ...  more »
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  • Doris Duke's home is worth seeing for the main reason that the house is left with all her furnishings. She had eclectic taste with items from around the world. It is a fun tour too. I loved it!
  • Compared to The Breakers, this place was pretty dull. In the English Manor style, the structure itself was a lot of white walls and dark wood without a great deal of architectural interest. The focus of the tour was on the tapestries, Chinese vases, and Louis-the-whatever furniture. Doris Duke, who once owned the property, sounds like an amazing woman, but the home itself left me cold.
  • What can you say about the lifestyles of the rich and famous from days gone by. Beautiful house and grounds. Stunning. Wonderful life story of the Duke heiress.
  • "Above the Atlantic's pounding rage one walks past treasures from another age". Alfred Richardson Simson
  • Very interesting, good place to take family and pleasant town.