A beautiful Victorian home and the most "palatial" at the time (before the many Vanderbilt homes came along), Chateau sur-Mer was built for the China trade merchant Willam Shepard Wetmore. The home was the site of "grand scale and lavish parties which ushered in the Gilded Age of Newport".
You can tour the interior of the home which still houses many of its original furnishings.
Chateau-Sur-Mer is a beautiful Victorian house as wel as a ational Historic Landmark. The house was home to the Wetmore family for over three generations.
This is one of Liz's favorite houses. She's a big fan of Victorian architecture. I can see why she loves the house, it is really beautiful inside. The stenciled walpaper is very unique and beautiful. The Italian woodwork and the staircase are the highlight of the house. The Tree of Life painted mural on the staircase is exceptional.
Built in 1852 by William Wetmore as a permanent residence. It was the first of Newport's grand mansions.
As you approach Chateau sur-Mer you will be greeted with a beautiful lawn with large trees. The landscaping is amazing and gives character to the home.