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Restoration retrospective: the Tyrolean Chimney

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Judy Ross

As part of our look back at the extensive renovation project that returned the Louis XV Suite to its current splendor six years ago this month, let’s take a moment to consider the namesake...

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Dressing Downton™ with Biltmore’s Floral Design Team

Posted on 04/13/2015 by Judy Ross

When you walk into the Salon during the Dressing Downton™ exhibit, right away you notice the striking purple ensemble—the one worn by Lady Violet Crawley during Season 1 of the PBS...

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Etched in stone: the façade of Biltmore House

Posted on 03/18/2015 by Judy Ross

George Vanderbilt and his architect Richard Morris Hunt put careful consideration into each material used to construct Biltmore House. While the underlying walls are brick, the architect chose to...

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Craftsmen add their expertise to Dressing Downton exhibition

Posted on 02/12/2015 by Judy Ross

As you marvel at the costumes in the Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times™ exhibition, take a moment to look at details of the displays in Biltmore House. What? You haven...

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First in Forestry: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School

Posted on 09/05/2014 by Sharon Bell

A little bit of the past caught up with Biltmore last week when actors portraying George Vanderbilt, Frederick Law Olmsted, Gifford Pinchot and Carl Schenck were on property to film scenes for a...

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