A touch of Versailles comes to Newport in the French-inspired Marble House
The lavish decoration and exemplar of the Vanderbilt's stature is reflected the Gilded Ballroom
All that glitters really is gold in the Gilded Ballroom
The Gothic Room — designed for Alva Vanderbilt's collection of Medieval artifacts
Marble House is also the perfect outdoor setting for summer celebrations
Possibly the most ornate rainwater outlets ever...
Style: Social Gatherings
Built by the grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt as a summer “cottage,” this Gilded Age beauty was a 39th birthday gift to his wife Alva Vanderbilt.
Newport, Rhode Island, was a seaside town widely known as a seasonal resort destination. Leading up to the late 19th century, it was primarily comprised of both large and small wood-framed homes. The Newport Mansions, a group of eleven buildings, changed the face of Newport. They introduced a new level of grandeur and scale.
Upon the completion of Marble House, William gave the marble masterpiece to his wife Alva as a 39th birthday present. It has fifty rooms and soon became a social destination and a place for entertaining, particularly by Mrs. Vanderbilt.
Marble House has been a National Historic Landmark since 2006 and is owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County.
Images courtesy of the Newport Mansions
Awards and certifications
Below are the awards and accolades gained by Marble House
596 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island 02480