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Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate takes Extravagance to the Next Level

The Biltmore Estate is one of the most well known historic mansions in the United States. It is the largest privately owned house in the country at 178,926 square feet. The estate was built between the years of 1889 and 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt II of the famed Vanderbilt family. It is now a tourist attraction for all to see.

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle: A Coastal California Mansion on a Hilltop

Many people have heard of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina but a lesser known gem in San Simeon, California is Hearst Castle. Hearst Castle was commissioned to be built in 1919 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Construction ended in 1947 when Hearst stopped living at the estate due to ill health. It now exists as a state park and tourist attraction for thousands of visitors each year.