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A springtime stay at Biltmore

Posted on 02/25/2015 by Judy Ross

While George Vanderbilt put great thought into every detail of Biltmore, there’s one aspect of the home he placed in importance above all others: hospitality. Biltmore was designed for guests,...

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Cedric: Biltmore’s Top Dog

Posted on 02/16/2015 Comments(1)

Like the fictional Lord Grantham on the PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®, George Vanderbilt often had a beloved canine companion at his side. The first was Cedric, a St. Bernard who took...

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A fashionable lady

Posted on 01/22/2015 by Jean Sexton

From her debutante days onward, Edith Vanderbilt was a fashionable lady who enjoyed wearing some of the most elegant styles designed by the exclusive fashion houses of the era. (Right) Standing...

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The Lady in Red

Posted on 01/13/2015 Comments(2)

Rosita, by Spanish painter Ignacio Zuloaga (1870–1945), is one of the most eye-catching works in George Vanderbilt’s collection and represents his interest in Spanish art, which gained...

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Edith Dresser Vanderbilt: a very charming and accomplished girl

Posted on 12/30/2014 by Jean Sexton

In honor of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday on January 17, we’d like to share a glimpse into her childhood and young adult years before she married “the most eligible bachelor in the...

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