I grew up touring the Newport mansions just about every summer. Now, my obsession with them is still going strong. I was thrilled to find out recently that guests are now allowed to take pictures on cellphones during the tours. These pictures are from a recent tour of Chateau-sur-Mer.

Most of the mansions in Newport were made to be summer residences. However, Chateau-sur-Mer was intended to be lived in all year long. It definitely has a cozier feel compared to the “summer cottages.”