Welcome back! Are ya ready to hear more about the Breakers? Well uh, you're gonna get it! In Part 2, we discuss Corneil Vanderbilt's marked statement against restraint, asceticism, and fire in general. Built by #legend Richard Morris Hunt, the Breakers of today is a breathtaking mansion to exquisite furnishing and decorative detail, and also maybe begs the question, "why do those dolphin statues look creepily human?"
In our inaugural episode, Deb and Mindy take a deep dive into the history of the original Breakers mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, home of tobacco scion and thoroughbred horse enthusiast and all-around snob Pierre Lorillard IV. Spoilers-- the house dies in the end.