The Biltmore estate was built by George Vanderbuilt in the late 1800's. It took a thousand men 6 years to complete the 175,000 square foot private residence. (The white house is 55,000 square feet!) The home was fully decorated for Christmas, and was spectacular. Unfortunately, they do not allow any photography inside the estate.
It was fascinating to learn the history behind this captivating family. George and Edith had a reputation for being philanthropic and generous. If only those (many, many) walls could talk!
This last picture has nothing to do with the Biltmore, but is a little shout out. This one's for you, Dad! :)