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Vanderbilt's Biltmore
     

Vanderbilt's Biltmore

2.7 7
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 residence ever built

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, in this essay, New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick tells 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

BN ID:
2940014639200
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
08/10/2016
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
83,920
File size:
3 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 Life to Vanity Fair. 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.

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Vanderbilts Biltmore 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
30 pages or so .. interesting information, but certainly not what I expected.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short pamphlet, not a whole book.
HYnote More than 1 year ago
The story of Biltmore? I got more information off the web page than this book. My mistake for not checking how many pages but still, Don't waste your Buck!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating Great travel essay on the history of the Biltmore. Really enjoyed it. Recommended. 
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