Saturday, May 11, 2013

Biltmore Estate

Among the many things we did while in Asheville we toured the house and grounds of the Biltmore Mansion. It was beautiful.

Here is a bit of history from Wikipedia - Biltmore Estate is a large private estate and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore House, the main house on the estate, is a Châteauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 square feet and featuring 250 rooms. Still owned by one of Vanderbilt's descendants, it stands today as one of the most prominent remaining examples of the Gilded Age, and of significant gardens in the jardin à la française and English Landscape garden styles in the United States. In 2007, it was ranked eighth in America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

The grounds were as beautiful as the house - worthy of a post all of its own. Biltmore grounds up next!


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1 comment:

  1. Incredible, following the two of you on your journeys is like a 3D history class. One of my favorite subjects. Thank you for sharing. It makes me smile to picture you there. Love M&D too