Vanderbilt’s Biltmore [NOOK Book]

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 ...
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Vanderbilt’s Biltmore

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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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014639200
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 126,789
  • File size: 1,023 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Barely a short story!

    30 pages or so .. interesting information, but certainly not what I expected.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Fascinating Great travel essay on the history of the Biltmore.

    Fascinating

    Great travel essay on the history of the Biltmore. Really enjoyed it. Recommended. 

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    Posted December 21, 2013

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