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National Historic Landmark designation illustrates U.S. heritage

Posted on 05/01/2015 by Judy Ross

May 23 marks a Biltmore birthday: on that day in 1963, the estate was officially nominated as a National Historic Landmark. The original landmark designation 52 years ago was based on the theme...

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How Vanderbilt’s taste influences modern design

Posted on 04/28/2015 by Holly Clark

Our stunning new Legacy Rug Collection, hand-knotted in 100% New Zealand wool, is directly inspired by similar floor coverings in Biltmore House. These heirloom-quality rugs are sure to become...

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Introducing Collector’s Room: a look into the inspiration for our Chateau Dining Table

Posted on 04/28/2015 by Holly Clark

George Vanderbilt traveled throughout his life, learning more about the world through its history, culture, and art. In a single ten-year period, his fascination with foreign lands took him...

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Wedding gifts befitting a Vanderbilt

Posted on 04/23/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

The April 29, 1924 wedding of Cornelia Vanderbilt and the Honorable John Francis Amherst Cecil drew guests from around the world. The Cecils also received an array of wedding gifts, from antique...

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Restoration retrospective: Louis XV velvet wallcovering

Posted on 04/21/2015 by Judy Ross Comments(4)

One of the grandest guest rooms in Biltmore House—the Louis XV Room—had only a few reminders of its former beauty until its three-year restoration was completed in April 2009. Today,...

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