Vanderbilt’s Biltmore

Vanderbilt’s Biltmore

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by Robert Wernick
     
 

The original sketch for the Biltmore, George Washington Vanderbilt’s grand estate in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, laid out plans for a modest Tuscan villa. But ambition quickly took wing. The house swelled to 225 rooms and became - until 2012 when it was topped by the home of a billionaire in Mumbai, India – the world’s largest… See more details below

Overview

The original sketch for the Biltmore, George Washington Vanderbilt’s grand estate in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, laid out plans for a modest Tuscan villa. But ambition quickly took wing. The house swelled to 225 rooms and became - until 2012 when it was topped by the home of a billionaire in Mumbai, India – the world’s largest residence ever built for a private citizen. Here’s the story of the house that Vanderbilt built - from the gardens by Frederick Law Olmsted to the John Singer Sargent portraits that adorn its walls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014639200
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
34,666
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Salvador Dali once called him the stupidest man in the world; Cary Grant described him as the smartest. New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick is certainly talented. He has penned more than a dozen books and has contributed to a host of magazines, ranging from Vanity Fair to Life. His topics are as varied as the birth of town planning in the Mesolithic Age to a soul-baring Ferris-wheel ride with Marilyn Monroe to a climb up Mount Sinai. He has made his in Manhattan, Algiers, a ranch in the Nevada desert, San Francisco, the Basque coast, the Golden Isles of Georgia, and, most recently, the 14th Arrondissement of Paris.

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