Monday, February 11, 2013

Simple Stones of Biltmore - Asheville, North Carolina

With the vast size of the estate, hundreds of masons and carpenters were needed to undertake the construction of this great masterpiece.  Built with more than 11 million limestone bricks, this mansion's construction was nearly complete after six years.  Mr. Vanderbilt wished for his dream home to be like the grand homes of Europe and drew many his design ideas from the Waddesdon Manor, a home of one of the Rothschild barons, and the Chateau de Blois. 

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