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Rough Point, Newport

(4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Lovely property and gorgeous grounds. Different from the other mansions in its grandeur - just as beautiful but more comfortable and inviting. 
  • I love this place and all of its antiques and art. now you may be just an regular millionare but just a few million is peanuts like get into the hundreds of millions just to be close. the old saying i...  more »
  • Different than the other mansion tours in that you feel that you really get to know the last owner, Doris Duke, as you tour the home. This is a live guided tour as opposed to an audio one. The tour gr...  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.