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Restoration retrospective: the Tyrolean Chimney

Posted on 04/15/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

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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Uncovering a life—based on a coat

Posted on 04/05/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(2)

Recently, Biltmore’s Lenore Hardin, Associate Collections Manager, was cataloguing a servant’s livery coat from the Biltmore House collection when she discovered a label inside. It read,...

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Three cheers for 30 years!

Posted on 04/01/2015 by Jean Sexton

It takes at least three generations for any winery to “come into its own.” The first generation learns what types of grapes will grow and thrive in the vineyard. The second...

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Etched in stone: the façade of Biltmore House

Posted on 03/18/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

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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Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted

Posted on 03/10/2015 by Joanne O'Sullivan

In April, we remember Biltmore’s landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, born April 26, 1822. Often referred to as the “Father of Landscape Architecture in America,” he’s...

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