By Topic

Asheville's Biltmore Estate [History]

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)

Biltmore, located In Asheville in western North Carolina, is considered to be the largest private residence in the United States. The house was built for George Washington Vanderbilt, a grandson of Cornelius (“Commodore”) Vanderbilt of New York Central Railroad fame. This French château-style mansion contains a total of 250 rooms that encompass a floor area of more than four acres (1.62 hectare). Officially opened by Vanderbilt on Christmas Eve 1895, the house is still family owned and is open to the public every day of the year as a museum (see Figure 1).

Published in:

Power and Energy Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 1 )