The Breakers', the Cornelius Vanderbilt II estate designed by Richard Morris Hunt c. 1893 in Newport, Rhode Island. Vanderbilt was the eldest son of Commodore Vanderbilt's eldest son William Henry Vanderbilt. C.V. II built 'The Breakers' on the site of Pierre Lorillard IV's residence of the same name which burned in 1892. Following C.V. II's death in 1899 the house passed to his widow Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt and following her death in 1934 to their daughter Countess Gladys Szechenyi. The Preservation Society of Newport County began leasing the house in 1948 and purchased it in 1972. Click HERE for more on 'The Breakers'. Click HERE to see the estate on google earth and HERE on bing.