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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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Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted

Posted on 03/10/2015 by Judy Ross

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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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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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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George Vanderbilt and his automobiles

Posted on 12/18/2014 by Judy Ross

Because Biltmore House had superb stables, we often think the Vanderbilts relied on horses and carriages for transportation throughout their lives. Certainly, when George Vanderbilt was born in...

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