In Newport, R.I., echoes of an eccentric heiress - The Boston Globe
NEWPORT, R.I. — Rough Point, the Newport estate of heiress Doris Duke, overflows with enough antiques and old master paintings to rival a world-class museum. Then there is the architectural pedigree of the 10.8-acre estate: Prominent Boston architects Peabody & Stearns designed the 105-room mansion for a member of the Vanderbilt family in 1887, and Horace Trumbauer of Philadelphia enlarged it for Doris’s father, James Buchanan Duke, in the early 1920s.
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