This was a nice tour, the guide was informative and the house nicely staged. Many of the items are acquired and not original.
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The Chateau-sur-mer is one of the first mansions built in the pre-guilded age. Its outside structure is not all stone like the larger mansions. The interior is rather dark yet elegant. It did not have the same over the top feeling as the Breakers or...More
This was the only "home" that had a docent to take you through and explain and answer questions. Of course the home is very ornate and this one had had several different architects come in and change things a bit here and there so sometimes...More
The house is a landmark of High Victorian architecture, furniture, wallpapers (in some main rooms are still original and gorgeous) and ceramics as well as Chinese porcelains and Italian woodwork. It was the most palatial residence in Newport from its completion in 1852 until the...More
Chateau-sur-Mer unlike many of the estates of Newport had the distinction of being an all year Estate. One room was better then the other which is my personal opinion. This is a guided tour which takes 45 minutes to 1 hour in length.
This home is interesting but not as magnifiecent as the other mansions on Bellevue Ave. The wood work is dark and the home has had several changes over the years. I like homes that are light and open.
I liked this house on the 5-house tour as it was a bit different from all the other mansions I saw. This one was a prime example of old money, as compared to all the other examples of new money. It has the feel of...More
When we stopped here, a tour was just beginning - lucky! There were no self-guided tours on a tablet or tape, which made it somewhat a disappointing experience. The tour guide seemed bored and didn't want to really expound upon much as we were shepherded...More