Wednesday, July 18, 2012
"Ochre Court" cottage, Newport
"Ochre Court" is the second largest home in Newport, second only to the Vanderbilt cottage "The Breakers". It was built by famed architect Richard Morris Hunt for millionaire Ogden Goelet and his family, at a cost of $4.5 million. The main house includes a great hall, drawing room, library, dining room, billiard room, ballroom, over 26 bedrooms and over 16 servant's rooms. On Ogden's death it passed to his son Robert, who in 1947 donated it to the Salve Regina University, who continue to maintain it brilliantly. I will soon be posting on my other blog, The Gilded Age Era, more on this house including interior photos and floor plans.