Yes, I could live here!
If you have been to Europe, you have certainly seen some beautiful castles and estates. There are few castles or estates in America, and the Biltmore is probably the largest private estate in our country. It was built by George Vanderbilt and opened on Christmas Eve 1985. Its 178,926 square feet of floor space now sits on 8,000 acres and is still owned by the Biltmore family, but open to the public. Mr. Vanderbilt was fond of French Renaissance chateaus and commissioned Mr. Richard Hunt to design one for him in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. He also commissioned Mr. Frederick Olmstead to design the grounds and gardens. He included a village on the estate. Biltmore Village was designed by Hunt and Olmstead on the property with a church, farms, shops and a dairy. The village is just below the home, but sold in 1921.
George Vanderbilt loved the Blue…
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