mansion house

Plus each Sunday we host Ireland’s greatest household friendly Sunday roast experience, available from 1pm – 9pm. To reduce contact between friends and staff, keep-over service will be on request solely.

mansion house

Listen to a news boy excitedly yell “EXTRA,” as he sells newspapers that includes a breaking story about Marble House throughout its development. The house was designed by the architect Richard Morris Hunt, inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles. The value of the house was reported in modern press accounts to be $11 million, of which $7 million was spent on 500,000 cubic feet of marble. Upon its completion, Mr. Vanderbilt gave the house to his spouse as a 39th birthday current. Mr. Vanderbilt was the grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, who established the household’s fortune in steamships and the New York Central Railroad. Alva Vanderbilt was a leading hostess in Newport society, and envisioned Marble House as her “temple to the humanities” in America.

Traces of the historical past of the Cliveden property and its occupants can be found all through the five acre woody panorama. The Lemp Mansion (3322 DeMenil Place, St. Louis, Missouri) is a historic house in Benton Park, St. Louis, Missouri.

If you, our guest, request service, room attendants will coordinate a time to enter room when you’re not in it. Mansion House is home to the Harold Samuel Collection of Dutch and Flemish Seventeenth Century Paintings, described as “the best collection of such works to be shaped in Britain this century”.

Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. It was a summer house, or “cottage,” as Newporters referred to as them in remembrance of the modest homes of the early 19th century. But Marble House was far more; it was a social and architectural landmark that set the tempo for Newport’s subsequent transformation from a quiet summer season colony of wood houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces.