The Breakers is a Gilded Age mansion located at 44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island,US. It was built between 1893 and 1895 as a summer residence for Cornelius Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy Vanderbilt family. The 70-room mansion, with a gross area of 125,339 square feet (11,644. 4 m2) and 62,482 square feet (5,804. 8 m2) of living area on five floors, was designed by Richard Morris Hunt in the Renaissance Revival style; the interior decor was by Jules Allard and Sons and Ogden Codman Jr. The Ochre Point Avenue entrance is marked by sculpted iron gates, and the 30-foot-high (9. 1 m) walkway gates are part of a 12-foot-high (3. 7 m) limestone-and-iron fence that borders the property on all but the ocean side. The footprint of the house covers approximately 1 acre (4,000 m2) or 43,000 square feet of the 14 acres (5. 7 ha) estate on the cliffs overlooking Easton Bay of the Atlantic Ocean.
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