(profile)The Biltmore House
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Asheville was made famous when George Washington Vanderbilt II build the largest privately owned home in North America between 1889 and 1895. The Chateauesque-styled mansion is situated on 8,000 acres and a major tourist attraction in the area. The Biltmore House is the largest private residence in the United States. The main entrance leads into a hall with a Guastavino tile ceiling 75 feet high, and to the right of the hall is an indoor winter garden.
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