Barely eighteen, Consuelo Vanderbilt was forced into a loveless marriage to help save her mother's reputation.
Most of the opulent buildings by Gilded Age architect Richard Morris Hunt were destroyed, but a handful remain in New York City and Newport.
The most intriguing story (in our opinion) of Vanderbilt appears in the prologue, covering the move of Gladys Vanderbilt, the great-grand daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his wife Alice, out of the Breakers in Newport,
Learn more about the two dozen Vanderbilt homes in New York that once pulled in the most affluent and famous of guests.
NYC's Edith Fabbri Mansion has a rich and surprisingly complex history, reaching back to the history of the Vanderbilts, as well as the Italian Duchy of Urbino.