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Chateau-sur-Mer

Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA

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“former biggest mansion in newport”

Chateau-sur-Mer is a landmark of High Victorian architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics and stenciling. It was the most palatial residence in Newport from its completion in 1852 until the appearance of the Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s.Chateau-sur-MerChateau-sur-Mer ballroom was built as an Italianate-style villa for China trade merchant William Shepard Wetmore. Mr. Wetmore died in 1862, leaving the bulk of his fortune to his son, George Peabody Wetmore, and a generous allowance for his daughter, Annie Derby Wetmore. George married Edith Keteltas in 1869. During the 1870s, the young couple departed on an extended trip to Europe, leaving architect Richard Morris Hunt to remodel and redecorate the house in the Second Empire French style. As a result, Chateau-sur-Mer displays most of the major design trends of the last half of the 19th century.

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Chateau-sur-Mer

Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island
02840 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue, Thu, Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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