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Homes of the Rich and Famous

Belcourt Castle, Newport, RI
Belcourt Castle is the former home of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont.
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Biltmore Estate
This is a good site for external pictures of the architecture.
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Biltmore Estate
This is an online article from Resource Library an online publication of Traditional Fine Arts Organization. Please be sure to click the many embedded links to other articles about the Biltmore and the North Carolina Vanderbilts.
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Biltmore Estate Pathfinder
A wonderful collection of links put together by the University of North Carolina.
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Biltmore, Asheville, NC
Biltmore is the former home of George Washington Vanderbilt. It was built between 1889 & 1895 by Richard Morris Hunt.
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Boldt Castle - "A Gift of Love"
The love story that inspired the building of Boldt Castle.
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Boldt Castle, Thousand Islands, NY
Boldt Castle was built for George C. Boldt. Work was stopped on its construction in 1904.
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Eagle's Nest, Centerport, NY
The Eagle’s Nest is the former home of William K. Vanderbilt II. It was built between 1910 & 1913. (This is a virtual tour of the mansion.)
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Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA
"La Cuesta" or "the Hearst Castle" is the former home of William Randolph Hearst. It was built between 1922 & 1927 by Julia Morgan.
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Jorstadt Castle Thousand Islands, NY
Jorstadt Castle was built for Frederic Bourne. It was built between 1896 and 1904. The castle is also known as "Dark Towers" and "Singer Castle" [see below].
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Maymount House, Richmond, VA
Maymount is the former home of Colonel James H. Dooley. It was built by Edgerton Rogers in 1893.
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Newport Mansions
Links to the homes maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport.
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Newport Mansions: Breakers
Built by Richard Morris Hunt for Cornelius Vanderbilt II in 1893.
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Newport Mansions: Chateau-sur-Mer
Built for William Shepard Wetmore in 1852.
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Newport Mansions: Chepstow
Built by George Champlin Mason for Edmund Schermerhorn in 1860.
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Newport Mansions: Elms
Built by Horace Trumbauer for Edward Julius Berwind between 1899 & 1901.
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Newport Mansions: Isaac Bell House
Built by McKim, Mead and White for Isaac Bell in 1883.
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Newport Mansions: Marble House
Built by Richard Morris Hunt for William K. Vanderbilt between 1888 & 1892.
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Newport Mansions: Rosecliff
Built by Stanford White, of the firm McKim, Mead and White for Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs in 1902.
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Singer Castle, Thousand Islands, NY
Singer Castle was built for Frederic Bourne. It was built between 1896 and 1904. The castle is also known as "Dark Towers" and "Jorstadt Castle" [see above].
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Ventfort Hall, Lenox, MA
Ventfort Hall is the former home of George Halle Morgan. It was built in 1893.
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Villa Vizcaya, Miami, FL
Vizcaya is the former home of James Deering. It was built in 1916.
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Whitehall/Flagler Museum, West Palm Beach, FL
Whitehall is the former home of Henry Morrison Flagler. It was built in 1901 by John Carrere and Thomas Hastings.
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