01 Sep Mansion Ceilings That Will Blow Your Mind
In 1893 architect Richard Morris Hunt was called upon to design a villa now known as the Breakers mansion. He directed an international team of craftsmen and artisans to create a 70 room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. Allard and Sons of Paris assisted Hunt with furnishings and fixtures, Austro-American sculptor Karl Bitter designed relief sculpture, and Boston architect Ogden Codman decorated the family quarters.
Walking through the mansion was unbelievable. There was so much detail to marvel at. The ceilings are nothing like you will ever see today. Detail was heavily crafted throughout every square inch. Can you imagine visiting this beauty in today’s age? It’s like a scene straight out of Gatsby but maybe even a bit more glamourous. If you happen to be in Newport, I recommend it as a must see! There are also spectacular views from the garden I will share in a future post.