The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is one of the most outstanding examples of Gilded Age mansions ever built in the USA.
Built for George Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895, this historic Châteauesque-style mansion, now a museum, is the largest privately owned house in the United States.
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Its 178,926 sf (16,622.8 m2) of floor space has 250 rooms – including 34 bedrooms and 43 bathrooms. (click photo)