Last Updated on April 23, 2021 by Jim Ferri
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The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC is one of the most outstanding examples of Gilded Age mansions ever constructed in the United States.
Built for George Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895, the construction project involved about 1,000 workers and 60 stonemasons. The project was so huge that a brick kiln (producing 32,000 bricks per day) and a woodworking factory and were constructed on the property.
This historic Châteauesque-style mansion, now a museum, is the largest privately owned house in America.
Its 178,926 sf (16,622.8 m2) of floor space has 250 rooms – including 34 bedrooms and 43 bathrooms.
Editor’s note: you may also enjoy Asheville, NC – Not Your Typical Small Southern City, Road Trip: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Experiencing the Heritage of Winston-Salem, NC