The Breakers is located on Ochre Point Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. An Italian Renaissance style mansion, designed in 1892 by architect Richard Morris Hunt, it was built for Cornelius Vanderbilt II as a summer home. In 1895, the year it was completed, the 70 room mansion was the largest home in Newport. Unfortunately, Vanderbilt didn't enjoy its oppulence for too long, he died in 1899, after suffering a stroke. He left the home to his wife, Alice Gwynne Vanderbilt, who died in 1934, and in turn, left it to her daughter Countess Gladys Szechenyi. In 1948 Gladys leased the property to The Preservation Society of Newport County for $1 a year. They eventually purchased the property in 1972 from Gladys' daughter, Sylvia. The Breakers is the most visited site in Rhode Island.