The Ochre Court was designed by Richard Morris Hunt. The house may see familiar for some because it had been used in the Hollywood Blockbuster, ?True Lies.?
It was built as a summer home for Ogden Goelet in 1892. A wealthy New York banker and developer, Mr. Goelet had to build the house in Newport for it was the only place in the Gilded Age for sailing. It was inspired by the French Chateau. Being the 2nd largest Newport mansion, the house amounted to $4.5 million and it was just the 19th century.
In 1947, Mr. Goelet?s descendants gifted Ochre Court to the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Today, visitors are welcome to tour the mansion. Although it does not get as much attention as the other mansions, the mansion boasts of meticulous ceiling paintings, stained glass, and old fireplaces.