The Chateau Sur Mer Newport, Rhode Island
George Peabody Wetmore was active in Republican politics and had a distinguished career as Governor of Rhode Island and as a US Senator. He was deeply involved with the development of Narragansett Bay as a naval base.
The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1968 and purchased by the Preservation Society of Newport County in 1969 which has recently completed a major, multi-million dollar restoration of Chateau-sur-Mer’s roof, wallpapers, stencils and furnishings.
Located at 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island the Chateau-sur-Mer is open to the public with guided tours. As the first of the palatial estates that ushered in the “Gilded Era” mansions of Newport on its prime hilltop location makes Chateau Sur Mer one of Newport, Rhode Island’s most important historic luxury homes.
Address Chateau Sur Mer 474 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Vist The Preservation Society of Newport County http://www.newportmansions.org/explore/chateau-sur-mer