Biltmore Estate

One Biltmore Plaza, Asheville, North Carolina. County/parish: Buncombe.

NRIS 66000586

56 contributing buildings. 31 contributing sites.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Forestry School Site

From Wikipedia:

Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate is a historic house museum and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore House, the main residence, is a Châteauesque-style mansion built for George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 square feet (16,622.8 m2) of floor space (135,280 square feet of living area). Still owned by George Vanderbilt's descendants, it remains one of the most prominent examples of Gilded Age mansions.

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  • Hunt, Richard Morris
  • Olmsted, Frederick Law

Architectural styles:

  • Other
  • Renaissance

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Pinchot, Gifford

National Park Service documentation: