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Gilded Age opportunity

Ornate Newport mansion placed on the auction block

Miramar, the onetime summer home of the Widener family, contains 30,000 square feet of limestone and marble opulence.
By Joseph P. Kahn
Globe Staff / October 1, 2006

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NEWPORT, R.I. -- For a house hunter with the means and motivation, it's a Gatsbyesque dream come true. A chance to own a trophy house from an era when majestic vacation homes symbolized more than sudden wealth and aristocrat owners thought nothing of inviting 500 friends over for cocktails and finger sandwiches. (Full article: 1116 words)

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