Quite the Hollywood sweetheart (it’s been featured in The Great Gatsby, True Lies, 27 Dresses and Amistad), Rosecliff was designed after the garden retreat of French kings at Versailles. You can still hear the echoes from a century of highbrow entertaining, including a fairy tale dinner and a party featuring famed magician Harry Houdini.
However, this isn’t the only extravagant property located on these illustrious streets. Chateau-sur-Mer, for instance, is a High Victorian playground of period architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics and stencilling. This party palace is known to have ushered in the Gilded Age of Newport with its famously lavish get-togethers. Alternatively, the restored Classical Revival gardens on the grounds of The Elms property feature marble and bronze sculptures, fine specimen trees, marble pavilions, fountains, a sunken garden, and a carriage house. And then there’s the Marble House, the Vanderbilts’ opulent stone palace that has a reported 500,000 cubic feet of marble within its stately walls.