Biltmore Estate is a historic mansion located in Asheville, North Carolina, United States.
It was built by George Washington Vanderbilt II, a member of the wealthy Vanderbilt family, in the late 19th century.
Construction of Biltmore Estate began in 1889, and it took six years and over 1,000 workers to complete.
The estate was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, two of the most prominent designers of the time.
The mansion itself is a stunning example of the Châteauesque style of architecture, with over 250 rooms spread across four acres of floor space.
The estate also features expansive gardens, including a formal Italian garden and a rose garden
He also had a passion for horticulture and created extensive gardens on the estate, including a conservatory that housed exotic plants from around the world.
George Vanderbilt was known for his love of art, literature, and culture, and he filled the mansion with a vast collection
In the 1930s, the family began opening the mansion and gardens to the public, and today it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States.
It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and continues to be owned and operated by the Vanderbilt family.