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It's beautiful. Some of the best views of the Appalachian mountains I've ever seen. Magnificent gardens. An astounding collection of art and prints and furniture.

The tour was more than an hour long and barely covered even 1/4th of the house, much less the rest of the grounds.

It was also just propaganda. The estate is still privately held. They charge $100/head for entry. There were at least 500 people in the main grounds, but likely many many more.

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It was originally 135 square miles, but the George Vanderbilt died and the US government started collecting income tax and his wife sold many miles to the US government which turned it in to the Pisgah national forest.

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The Biltmore Estate is a gilded age mansion. The largest privately owned home in the united states, and a monument to excess.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biltmore

It's huge.

178,926 square feet.

Massive.

And the grounds are huge too! 13 square miles today.

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We also went to the Biltmore estate, an experience that made me stomach turn.

I should explain what The Biltmore Estate is for those who might not be familiar.

Alright, that's enough antiques.

I'll do a haul post later, but it's like 85% books.

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In case you need to know how big your eggs are

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This would be a cute chair, if not for the Tartan

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Gorgeous. Art Decco. Coin Operated.

Bathroom appliance

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I don't know what to say about this. It's bad.

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It's a horse and a clock that claims to be a television?

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The little doll made out of an oil can is uhhhhhhh a choice

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