The Biltmore Company
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What happened to the owner of the Biltmore Estate?
?The owner of the iconic Biltmore Estate in North Carolina has died at his home. Officials at the Biltmore Company say William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil died Tuesday in Asheville. He was 89.
Where is the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina?
Get to know George Vanderbilt magnificent 8,000-acre estate in Asheville, North Carolina, with this list of Biltmore facts. Nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore is the largest privately owned home in the United States, and was the vision of George Vanderbilt.
What is the history of the Vanderbilt Biltmore Estate?
Biltmore is a combination of De Bilt, a region of the Netherlands where the family originated from and 榤ore,?from Anglo-Saxon that roughly translates to 榬olling land.?Vanderbilt purchased many acres of land as part of the estate property. These included various farms and even cemeteries. Construction of the house began in 1889.